Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Creek


Basic Alpine Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Creek

Overnight climb of a Smoots peak to warm up for climbing season.

  • Sat, May 18, 2024 — Sun, May 19, 2024
  • Foothills Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft

See trip communications. Be aware that it's  a 3-4 hour drive to the trailhead from Seattle. No pass required.

Click [MORE+] to read ALL notes before requesting permission:

  • The trip is full with a waitlist, so I'm not accepting additional permission requests at this time.
  • The plan is to climb via Silver Star Creek, but if conditions don't support, we will instead climb via Burgundy Col.
  • Plan A is "OMG beautiful weekend!" in which case we will do this as an overnight. If there's a one-day window instead, Plan B is a long car-to-car on the good weather day. If both days suck, plan C is to cancel.
  • If you are going to cancel, do so before May 13th.

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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