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Winter Scramble - Silver Peak (winter)

Silver Peak (winter)

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
7:00 AM at Issaquah Transit Center

The goal of this trip will be to scramble Silver Peak near Snoqualmie Pass. Silver Peak has an avalanche prone north basin and an icy exposed west face. Because of these features, it is only safe to climb when avalanche conditions are just right and it is not too windy. Due to this, I give us only about a 70 percent chance of being able to attempt it. If the conditions are not safe to climb Silver, the second choice will be Mount Catherine, (just to the east of Silver).
Because of the steep exposed nature of the route, you must be very confident in your self arrest skills.

MEETING PLACE:
Meet inside the Issquah Transit Center parking garage on the first floor in the Northeast corner at 7:00 AM. Call me on my cell phone at 425-442-6411 if you are running late and want us to wait for you.

GEAR:
- Snowshoes with agressive points on the bottom such as MSR are required.
- Crampons are absolutely required for this trip.
- Avalanche Becon is optional but is highly recommended.
- Avalanche shovel and/or probe are optional, but we must have 4 of each for the group.
- A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at the trailhead

ROUTE:
We will park at the Lake Annette Trail Head and follow the trail to about 3200' then head up hill until we cross into the north basin of Silver at around 4500'. We will then go up the basin to about 5400' where we will cross the ridge on to the west slope and follow it to the top.

TOPO:
Here is a link to printable map of the area: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=47.374465,-121.464972&t;=t2&z;=14
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Silver Peak (winter)


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