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Stu BrandelDefeated
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1996

Stu Brandel

Was told by a ranger to continue the (very buggy) trail past the Silliman Lake valley to the valley that contains the Little Lakes and approach Silliman from there. Got up the glacier chute to the ridge but ran out of both ridge and time (would have to go down to go up, and I gave up). Returned down the Silliman lake valley. Beatiful primeval place.
Posted Nov 20, 2007 9:32 pm

soslawSouth Slope
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007


Dry slabs made for a 3.5 hour climb from Lodgepole. Good rock beats the usual scree/talus sufferfest. One of the better vistas from the west looking east.
Posted Oct 28, 2007 2:00 pm

HikingBootsFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Made it up with nice folks from the Sierra Club. Couldn't have done it without them.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 1:37 am

justinjohnsenSW face up, SE down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


A great time hiking the use trail and slabs up from Lodgepole with Sridhar of the Sierra Club and friends (including HikingBoots!). Silliman Lake offered a refreshing swim after the sunny climb from below. Took the southwest slope up from the nameless lake, which led to more boulders than the usual route (which we took down). Amazing views of the Sierra and beyond every direction. Swimmers' laughter echoed up from Little Lakes, where we could see their tents far below.

This peak launched a two-day cross country ring around the Tokopah valley, east to the Tablelands, then south to Alta Peak before returning to Lodgepole. Didn't feel good about crossing the ridge of Silliman's neighbor with full packs on, so we descended the northernmost gully (class 2 with a single class 3 move) from Silliman's southeast col to the cirque above Crescent Lake. From there it was on to the lower Tablelands, slowly but surely over seldom-trodden rock.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:23 am

tb00957silliman in the summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007
People say silliman is a winter peak, but we took a group of beginner in the middle of the summer. We took some time on the slabs, but everyone made it safely. Ranger told me no camping along the silliman creek, so we had to go all the way to silliman lake to camp. It was very scenic by the lake though.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 12:46 pm

kaos14Southwest Ridge/ South Slope from Twin Lakes area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007


Fun, easy climb with nice views. Found some friends listed in the summit register from just two days before.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 4:45 pm

wmollandSpring Conditions on Silliman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


Beautiful overnight hike from Lodgepole. Amazing spring conditions with solid snow and a the lake still mostly frozen. A beautiful trip!
Posted Sep 2, 2006 8:11 pm

rangermattNice day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


Nice way to spend the day - got pretty hot there on the slabs. Great (and windy!) views on top. CLEAR day - saw the coast range for once.
Posted Aug 11, 2006 4:14 am

tarolRoute Climbed: west side via Silliman Meadow and Silliman Lake Date Climbed: July 15, 2000  Sucess!


This was the first peak that I climbed in the Sierra and I loved it! The views were outstanding, the wildflowers were amazing on the way up there, and I especially loved the gnarly old foxtail pines that grow near the summit. I also enjoyed seeing the southernmost grove of Mountain Hemlock which grow below Silliman Lake.
Posted Feb 9, 2006 1:35 pm

Smith93Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!


Amazing peak and a great hike. Beautiful veiw of the Sierras. Want to go back and do it again some time.
Posted Jan 1, 2006 3:52 pm

jjsochackiRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


Great day hike from Lodgepole.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 12:48 pm

stevewarmerdamRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes trail route Date Climbed: August 6th, 2005  Sucess!
After being thwarted by snowstorms in May, returned with same crew and summited during dayhike. Caught some hail while on the summit but no thunder, back down by about 5 PM. Good views partially obscured by smoke.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 8:37 pm

danman3156Route Climbed: South slope Date Climbed: April 5 2004  Sucess!


Pretty straight foward, amazing sunrise from summmit. Would highly recomend to beginner mountaineers. Did as an overnight gig but could be done in a day in the winter.
Posted Apr 18, 2005 12:45 pm

mthilgard13Route Climbed: North face and west ridge; southwest slope and silliman creek Date Climbed: August 30 2002/May 2004  Sucess!


Very beautiful to find a chute and ascend up the north face. From Silliman creek it is not quite as beautiful, but easy for winter or spring.
Posted Sep 22, 2004 4:50 pm

CPSLOKornyRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: ~May 2004  Sucess!


Followed Silliman River. Easy, but a lot of fun. Accidentally summitted the smaller peak to the east, recognized our mistake and summitted Silliman all before the sunrise.
Posted Aug 8, 2004 5:01 am

Rick KentRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: Sept 28, 2003  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Hiked up the South Slope and then descended West down to the "Little Lakes" and worked over to Silliman Pass. From there I took the Twin Lakes trail back down. That loop made for a longer day than I expected. The brush and terrain between Silliman and Silliman Pass was a bit frustrating. The best part is the climb up the big slab to Silliman Lake.
Posted Mar 10, 2004 7:01 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South slope (ascent) / NW slope (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2003  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

An enjoyable warm-up hike for an ambitious attempt to day hike South Guard and Mt. Brewer the next day. (The South Guard-Brewer traverse looked much easier on the map than it did in person).

Silliman is one of the easiest SPS peaks I've climbed to date.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 12:46 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!


Day hiked with Mike (mdostby), Will and a couple of Will's friends. Mike and I did all of the route finding. Snow line (as of May 31, 2003) was at 9200'. Did not need snowshoes, although poles were quite handy for balance and the occasional punch through the snow-covered slabs on the way to Silliman Lake. We had lunch by Silliman Lake, and then headed to the summit. Excellent 180-degree views from Mt Silliman's summit. The Great Western Divide stands out to the east. I could clearly see Mineral King peaks as well. In the register (green ammo box), there are entries that dated back to 1991. Last entry this year was on February 2003. We came down on the northern (right side going down) side of the slabs below Silliman Lake through talus fields down to the unnamed meadow as Will's friends felt uneasy going directly down the slabs (which we did on the way up). All in all, a great day.
Posted Jun 4, 2003 8:23 am

mdostbyRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!


Fun day hike! Perfect weather! Great friends! Awesome views from the summit! How much better can it get?
Posted Jun 3, 2003 10:06 pm

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