Basic Alpine Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Creek


Basic Alpine Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Creek

Early season climb of a granitic master piece and North Cascades icon.

  • Mon, Jun 7, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft

We will meet at the Silver Star snow park on Hwy 20.  Time to TBD, but pretty darn early i'm sure.

Best bet is to drive up the night before and camp in the area.

Priority for this climb is given to students and rope leads associated with  Kari Vanderbilt's SIG.

Other climbers can contact me after May 15th and request permission to join.  I will know by then who can make it from the SIG and what slots are available.

Intermediate rope leads are (always) encouraged to apply!  :D


Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Creek

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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