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Silver Star Glacier
Avg: 2.9 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1200 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Fred Beckey, Joe Heib, Herb Staley and Don Wilde. May 1952|
|Page Views:||715 total · 35/month|
|Shared By:||Nick Sweeney on May 24, 2016|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
DescriptionThis is a great route, and is reasonable to do in a day if you have a good fitness level. From Burgandy Col, drop down the steep snow onto the glacier and head East. Eventually, you will arrive at the rock that leads to the summit. Scramble up and be proud. To descend, reverse the route.
LocationThere are two starts to this climb:
The most common approach begins at mile marker 166 on Highway 20. Drop down the embankment and cross the creek on a log, then pick up the well-defined climber's trail. From here, make the long hike towards Burgundy Col. Eventually, you will see a gully that heads to the Col - stay on the left of the gully and haul yourself up there. Once at Burgundy Col, grab some water and a snack while taking in the incredible views.
Silver Star Creek
I have not personally done this approach. There is good beta available on Summitpost and other websites, but you essentially stay on the East side of the mountain the whole time and avoid the climb to Burgundy Col.