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Routes in Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Glacier T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Steep Snow
West Face Central Couloir T AI2 M4
Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 1900 ft, Grade III
FA: Mark Allen and Anne Keller 3/15/2005
Page Views: 237 total, 15/month
Shared By: Nick Sweeney on Aug 18, 2016
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

This is a long, deep couloir that runs up the West Face of Silver Star. The first crux is a chockstone that goes at M2-3 according to Colin Haley. More simulclimbing brings you to a fork in the couloir - bear right here. The crux of the route is another chockstone that requires M4 climbing with minimal protection, if any.

Descent is via the Silver Star Glacier route.

Location

The Western (highway-facing) aspect of Silver Star Mountain. The route starts up the descent gully for Gato Negro on Whine Spire. The approach requires 2-3 hours, snowshoes recommended.

Protection

Short rope, light alpine rack. Stubby screws useful.

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