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kevinsaCrystal/Silver King  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2009


From the ski area
Posted Feb 17, 2017 3:07 am

gimpilator8 Peaklets Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2016


Hiked up to Northway Notch Peak and then ran the ridge over Northway, Grubstake, Summit House, Silver Queen, The Throne, and Crystal. We then dropped down into the basin to access the saddle and east ridge of Three Way before returning to the ski area. I don't like this area very much compared to the other parts of Washington. Crystal was my 80th WA P2k.
Posted Sep 13, 2016 4:16 pm

bigbadgooGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010
Awesome views of the big guy
Posted Oct 1, 2012 9:12 pm

Jake RobinsonThe king  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2012

Jake Robinson

Pretty much every time I ski at Crystal and the south back is open, I hike the king.
Posted Sep 11, 2012 2:33 am

DundeelSnow Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012


From the ski area. Up Queens Run to just below Elizabeth Lake then up the east ridge to Silver King. Crux was a climbing over a cornice at Pt 6125. Used crampons for last 500 ft. Followed ridge to Throne and Silver Queen. Dropped down to Campbell Basin on the way out. Excellent chicken sandwich washed down with a beer at the Snorting Elk Cellars.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 8:58 pm

RedwicSnowshoe Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012


Followed alongside Quicksilver Run, and then headed into the South Backcountry and steeply up the East Ridge. The snow was mostly hard on the ascent, but was softening (worsening) during the descent... forcing me to enter Silver Basin earlier than expected to avoid steep avalanche-prone areas. This was my 95th USA P2K, and it was a good one!
Posted Apr 14, 2012 7:09 pm

BKWMid October From Chinook Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


It was a beautiful, crisp day with fresh snow. The most challenging parts of the day were the swarms of hunters at Sheep Lake on the way in and the swarms of hikers at Sheep Lake on the way out.
Posted Oct 18, 2011 11:42 pm

vgrimmBeautiful Day Hike
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010


Started at Chinook Pass, went to Sheep Lake, Sourdough Gap and then on to Crystal.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 11:51 am

Josh LewisPretty good outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Josh Lewis

Getting out that day was pretty decent. Managed to get a few clearings and such.
Posted Jan 14, 2011 6:52 pm

Mike LewisGave it a second Chance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Mike Lewis

Shot down the idea a week ago only to try it again with EastKing, my brother and a new friend Cyohma as a snowshoe. Nice outting.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 3:23 am

EastKingGot Silver King the tallest on Crystal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010


With hopefully get the others in the region before the ski resort opens
Posted Nov 7, 2010 11:31 pm

ericwillhiteThis is Silver King  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1992


There are a few peaks on the ridge with 400 foot prominence. Winter trip from Jan 14, 1997 with pictures and map of all the routes: http://www.willhiteweb.com/mount_rainier_national_park/crystal_mountain/silver_king_190.htm
Posted Oct 8, 2009 12:27 pm

sourstrawnice hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005


Nice hike ... ! Clear day, absolutely beautiful.
Posted Jan 20, 2009 10:49 pm

Bob BoltonFrom the ski lodge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Bob Bolton

Overcast day with the summit alternating between fog and barely below the cloud layer. Occasional breaks in the clouds yielded brief views of some part of Rainier. Still an unbelievable amount of snow.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 6:56 pm

ericnoelFrom Chinook Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2006


Weatherman said to bring a rain coat instead of sunscreen but he was wrong. But as errors goes that is one of the better ones that can happen. A nice day all in all on a fairly straightforward hike.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 2:43 am

DeanVia Chinook Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


With the intention of just going to Sourdough Gap, I spied Crystal Mountain from the gap and decided to go see what the view from up there would be like. It was well worth the effort. A great hike.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 5:32 pm

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