Broken Top is a heavily eroded volcano with spectacular views of the Three Sisters. It's a fairly easy ascent - a bit of easy snow and one very short section (10 feet) of 5.1 rock climbing.

Activity Notes

This will be a one day out and back climb of Broken Top.  Recommend this climb if you are also climbing the South Sister climb the day before with Alex Lockard.  It isn't required though.

This will be a fun rock climb that will require a very short vertical fixed line prussik up a 15ft pitch or so to the false summit.  We will traverse around the catwalk to the real summit.  I do NOT plan to put in a horizontal fixed line for the catwalk as that will take too much time and there isn't enough solid placements anyway.  We will down climb back to the false summit and rappel that small technical pitch and plunge-step the face back home.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 190 miles
Driving Time from Portland 4 hours
Distance - Round Trip 380 miles
General Route Info Broken Top is a dramatically eroded core of an ancient volcano, with spectacular views of all three sisters and the central Oregon cascades. The climb can be done car to car in a long day, or as a more pleasant 2 day outing with an overnight backpack camp at the popular Green Lakes area.
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Interesting Features Glacier(s)
Relevant Books Oregon High, by Jeff Thomas
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Broken Top, and Geo-Graphics Three Sisters Google map,-121.7085357,15z/data=!5m1!1e4?hl=en
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