Silver Tip Peak/Southeast Route

A technically easy climb, but long hike/bike in the Monte Cristo area, the Southeast Route on Silver Tip Peak is a Grade I and Class 4 climb with 3,900 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

From Granite Falls, drive the Mountain Loop Highway ~30 miles to Barlow Pass where the paving ends (2,360 ft). Parking is on the left.


Mountain bike or hike 4 mi from Barlow Pass to Monte Cristo (8 mi round trip, 500 ft elevation gain). From there hike to Poodle Dog Pass. At the pass, head east to Silver Lake.


From the south side of Silver Lake, ascend west and then roughly northwest up the southern arm of Silver Tip Peak.  From Monte Cristo, this is 8 mi round trip and 3,400 ft of elevation gain.


  • Looking for a longer, but still technically easy climb in the Monte Cristo area? Consider Columbia Peak/West Spur.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Basic Alpine Climb
  • Length: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • 6,140 ft
  • USGS Bedal
  • USGS Monte Cristo
  • Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111
  • Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

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