Ascent of Three Sisters-North Peak on 2017-06-25

Climber: William Musser

Date:Sunday, June 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Three Sisters-North Peak
    Elevation:7760 ft / 2365 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the easiest of the three sisters and you can climb it and its two subpeaks with ease but be prepared for a lot of company as this sister gets a lot of traffic and even dogs. Although we deliberately looked for some more interesting ways up, this peak can be climbed much more easily than the other sisters and with no exposure if you prefer.

The middle prong of the formation is the peak and it can be climbed very easily as a class 2 bottom and class 3 top. Allen and I now, a bit more comfortable on the rock found a really interesting alternative at the bottom that was pretty safe in terms of exposure but required some upper body strength to muscle up and could not be down-climbed facing forward for a more interesting route up. I would call it class 3+. But the top is all class 3.

Then we set our sights on the eastern subpeak pinnacle of the north sister. It can be climbed easily as class 2 and 3 but it presents the most interesting options if you want harder moves.

The western most of the three pinnacles that makes up the North Sister is the easiest and lowest of the bunch.

A very fun place to play indeed!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:140 ft / 41 m
    Total Elevation Loss:380 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Grade/Class:2+, 3, 3+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:55 ft / 16 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 40 ft / 12 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle between paks  7720 ft / 2353 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:365 ft / 111 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 280 ft / 86 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m
    Gain on way out:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:parking lot  7480 ft / 2279 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Three Sisters Park Tour

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Peak 80802017-06-25 a385 ft / 117 m
2Evergreen Mountain2017-06-25 b1106 ft / 337 m
3Alderfer Hill2017-06-25 c442 ft / 135 m
4The Brother2017-06-25 d200 ft / 61 m
5Three Sisters-South Peak2017-06-25 e235 ft / 72 m
7Three Sisters-Middle Peak2017-06-25 f90 ft / 27 m
8Three Sisters-North Peak2017-06-25 g140 ft / 43 m
Total Trip Gain: 2598 ft / 792 m    Total Trip Loss: 2278 ft / 695 m

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