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 steep and strenuous climbing leads up towards the summit. Here, a couple of short steep pitches of easy rock climbing lead to the top. This climb of Broken Top via the Northwest Ridge is a good choice for climbers looking for a one day climb with excellent views and a little bit of rock climbing.
We are able to offer this climb Monday through Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, because of limitations on all commercial permits in the Deschutes-Willamette National Forest.