Ascent of South Sister on 2016-09-09

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Sister
    Elevation:10358 ft / 3157 m

Ascent Trip Report

a year earlier i climbed nearby mount bachelor, thinking that south sister was out of my reach. researching after that trip i learned it was within reach! so it was one of the main attractions on my oregon trip this year. i arranged to hike south sister on a day with great weather, and so i got to enjoy the awesome views (nice contrast to my bad luck on mcloughlin earlier in the week).

steep hike, 3000' in 2mi, took me 2.5h for that section alone.

at the top i followed the use trail around the crater, which has a short scramble section. it's a nice little loop.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5204 ft / 1585 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5204 ft / 1585 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.4 mi / 18.3 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5004 ft / 1525 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4904 ft / 1495 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.1 km
    Route:south sister trail 36
    Start Trailhead:devil's lake TH  5454 ft / 1662 m
    Time:4 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5104 ft / 1555 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4904 ft / 1495 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    End Trailhead:devil's lake TH  5454 ft / 1662 m
    Time:3 Hours 10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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