The Northwest Ridge on Broken Top is a great summer objective. We have the option of approaching the Northwest Ridge from a variety of trailheads in the Three Sisters Wilderness depending on the snow level. Following our approach we will climb steadily up the ridge where …trip details
Broken Top 9,175'
The immense crater of Broken Top includes some classic snow climbs like the Nine O'Clock Couloir and fantastic access to steep skiing. In the early part of the season, we are looking for steep snow climbing. Later in the year the Northwest Ridge is a scenic route with a short section of climbing. If you are looking for a winter or early spring climb, Broken Top is a great choice.
Nine O'Clock Couloir on Broken Top is a relatively unknown, but classic Oregon Cascade route, which is best done as a winter or spring climb. We’ll meet early in the morning and climb the steep and narrow Nine O'Clock Couloir to gain the Northwest slopes of the mountain. We …trip details
Eleven O'Clock Couloir is another locals' favorite. Just left of the center face of Broken Top, Eleven O'Clock Couloir snakes it's way up the main face of the open bowl. Steep snow followed by wrapping around the other side of the peak to the summit makes for an awesome …trip details