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Ascent of South Sister on 2009-10-17

Climber: Brad Boester

Date:Saturday, October 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Sister
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11360 ft / 3462 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead at FR 050 followed route(4WD Rd) around west side of East/Middle Sisters to the west slopes of South Sister (cross country). Ascent Quality a 5 due to 1-2 feet of snow above 9500ft and loose rock/steep grade the last 600+ feet.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5310 ft / 1618 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:13.5 mi / 21.7 km
    Route:Little Smith Valley/West Slopes
    Trailhead:FR050  7050 ft / 2148 m
    Grade/Class:II
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 50 Minutes



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