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DieselTo Sill and back.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2015


Easiest way to bag Sill. Lots of snow on the couloir for the end of June, but not difficult climbing. No gear needed.
Posted Oct 26, 2015 7:28 pm



I'll be back. Bailed from the couloir.
Posted Jul 17, 2013 10:22 am

telemarkdudeMt Sill - North Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1985


Very nice route. One of my Sierra favourites.
Posted Oct 6, 2012 11:54 pm

adventurdreamerNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


Made it up with no problem. Stashed our crampons and ice axe at the top of the couloir, summited and then somehow got off route on the descent. ended up scrambling down some tough rock and mud sections, occasionally using some left behind rap ropes. Made the glacier just before dark and managed to walk/slide back to dirt without our crampons. Tons of thanks to the group that rescued our crampons and ice axes, and entirely due to my own apathy they ended up storing them for two years, finally tracking me down and returning them.
Posted Feb 12, 2012 1:23 pm

GigaMikeNorth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


Climbed Sill via the North Couloir with my friends Wes and John. Fun 4th class section and amazing views.
Posted Feb 8, 2011 1:18 pm

rhyangJuly 2010


Descended after climbing the Swiss Arete. Pretty much dry, so we did not bother to rappel, and the fourth class section is fairly short.

It can be difficult to see which way to go on the way down -- this has been the cause of several epics, and at least one death, in 2004.

Also attempted in July 2005, but turned around -- snow was hard in the morning.
Posted Dec 21, 2010 9:31 am

Darren9One of the best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010


One of the best routes I've done - it had all the classic elements of moderate mountaineering. The traverse was exciting and worthwhile, once we found it...definitely one of my top ten.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:10 am

eferesenNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010


Nice view from the top
Posted Jul 16, 2010 4:58 am

SKIWanted it bad.
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009


So much snow and too much vagina in the pants to push up it all.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 10:13 pm

BlackmouthThunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Used the L-shaped couloir on our descent from Mount Sill. I opted to scramble down the class 3 rock on the sides for the first part of the descent and then moved onto the snow.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 8:43 pm

jonmeek16desended  Sucess!


decended this route after climbing the Swiss Arete. the rap was very fun and looks like there's some newer gear there
Posted Jul 13, 2009 7:43 pm

crnhlioscramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006


windy but great views
Posted Aug 31, 2008 7:11 pm

SkydiveKenEasy class 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008


Climb Mt Sill on our way to Polemonium Peak. Perfect conditions and the easiest class 4 I have done.

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by skydiveken
Posted Jun 29, 2008 11:34 pm

skottyLoved it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


The L shaped snow field was pretty much non-existent, just a tiny sliver of snow along the base of the left side of the col and patchy at that. This made for some loose climbing on that part, but the 4th class beyond Apex Peak was solid and a lot of fun.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 8:15 pm

CBoldt1010yup!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005


Once up the couloir, it was tough. Lots of snow and ice made it tricky to find the clean route up. Spent a lot of time looking from Apex Peak.
Posted May 9, 2007 6:50 pm

Augie MedinaNorth Couloir Date Climbed: July 22, 2006  Sucess!

Augie Medina

Great climb up the L Couloir and challenging rock climb from the top of the couloir to the summit ridge if done free solo. The photos on this Route Page do a great job of showing the route.

Scrubbed plans to do Polemonium after Sill due to the hour and menacing clouds. Instead, did a quick run up to Gayley following the ridge directly as opposed to the Yellow Brick Road route.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 1:06 am

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