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Broken Top, NW Ridge R1

Broken Top (9,175 ft), Northwest Ridge

Route: Broken Top, Northwest Ridge

Difficulty: R1

When:  Sunday, August 17, 2019

Where:  Green Lakes Trailhead located along the Cascade Lakes highway west of Bend, OR

Maximum Party Size:  10

Contact: Scott Phillips, 503-931-0751


Driving distance: 160 miles one way (3 hours)

Hiking distance: 12 miles round trip 

Elevation gain: 3,715 ft

The climb will start by hiking north from the Green Lakes Trailhead located along the Cascade Lakes Highway west of Bend.  When we arrive at the lakes we will turn easterly towards the saddle of the northwest ridge.  We will follow the ridgeline to the summit block where we will put our harnesses on and set fixed lines to aid in the final ascent.

Descent will be via a the same way we came up the route back to the lakes area where the trail will be followed back to the parking lot.


This is a great mountain with some easy Oregon alpine rock climbing with great views of some of the other Oregon mountains.

Party size will be determined on how many assistants I can get signed up for the climb.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Central, OR
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