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Routes in Mount Silverthorne

Salmon Lake Traverse T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Zodiac Traverse, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Elevation: 13,357 ft
GPS: 39.654, -106.189 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ryan Marsters on Oct 6, 2015
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Description

Mount Silverthorne is also known as Willow Benchmark. It is an anchor of the Gore's southeastern extents along with Red and Buffalo, yet oddly it is overshadowed by the lower East Thorne right next door.

Frequented routes include:

NE slopes (class 2)
NE ridge to Rain (5.easy)
East Ridge to E Thorne (class 3)
South Ridge (class 3, bypassing Zodiacs)
SW slopes/gully (class 2)
West Ridge (class 3)

Various snow gullies might offer a moderate outing.

The premier traverses include:
The Zodiac Traverse (Red to Silverthorne, 5.5, 6-8 rappels)
The Salmon Lake Traverse (East Ridge of East Thorne to Rain, 5.easy).

Both traverses are among the best moderate alpine traverses in Colorado.

Getting There

Via the Gore Creek TH to the West, it is 7 miles, or via the Willowbrook Rd. TH (no overnight) to the East, it is 6 miles. Various THs nearby offer overnight parking but extra trail distance. This is an alpine objective, so bring a map.

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