Broken Top-South Peak 9,098'
November 18, 2018
Coordinator: William Strycharz
Summit Altitude: 9098 feet
Elevation Gain: 2100 feet
Round-trip Distance: 6 miles
Excursion Time: 6 hours (car-to-car)
I have climbed this route once before in winter but would like to climb it again before the winter sets in and makes for a long 6 mile approach.
Broken Top South Peak.
8am Sunday 18th Nov. Meet at Century Drive at the Sunrise (first) entrance to Mt Bachelor. Park in the dirt beside gate. Carpool in high clearance 4WD trucks for the drive to the Broken Top Trailhead. Its a 30 min drive. First to Todd Lake then up the treacherous Forest Road 370 for 3 miles. 2 Miles up 370 we will take left onto FR 380 for 1/2 mile to Broken Top Trailhead.
The climb- Begin hiking on the Crater Ditch Trail around Moon Mountain to the west of Ball Butte. We will gain a false summit(@8,300') on Broken Tops south ridge in 2 miles. From there it is a .5 mile hike/scramble to the South Peak. Reverse direction to return. Check local mountain weather at Mt Bachelor- Current Conditions and NOAA forecast.Signed Up: 1
Maximum Allowed: 12
|Team Equipment: rescue beacon, medical kit, |
Required Equipment (each participant): helmet, hiking boots, trekking poles, 1-2 liters water, winter clothes, camera, , gaitors, daypack, lunch,
Optional Equipment (each participant): gps, ice axe, microspikes, 10 essentials
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