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dwillym

South Sister this month??

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Any thoughts on how realistic a winter climb of South Sister is this month? I've never been down there but I'm thinking of doing it with a friend sometime in February if the weather/avalanche conditions are appropriate. Anybody have any advice on this, or where to find good avalanche info on that region? I've never been down there so I'm clueless.

 

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Hwy. 46 that takes you to the TH of SS is closed till the summer. That means you will tack on an additional 4-6 miles. If you were able to park at the TH you are looking at a 12mile round trip when doing the South Side.

 

Avy danger is high right now. Yes it will slide up on SS.

 

Avy forecast: http://www.nwac.us/products/SABSEA

 

Weather: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?minlon=-122.11&maxlon=-116.45&minlat=43.57&maxlat=47.67&mapwidth=354&site=pdt&map.x=36&map.y=330

 

Most people save SS for the spring. However, if you don't have a sled, you might be able to convince some slednecks to tow you to the Forest boundary line.

 

Good luck

 

Dave

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hey i am looking to also climb the south sis as well but am waiting til later in the spring...i live here in oregon and with the record snow fall we've had this year don't think the roads are going to open up til late spring! not to mention the ava conditions pretty high!

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Climbing buddies are great.

I'm looking for one too but not in yet going to climb right now.

Anyway, what are the places, new places, that are great to climb?

 

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