Welcome to SP!  -
Sort By:


[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-6 of 6    

kevinsaSilo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

kevinsa

Kind of a cloudy day, so I decided to scratch this one off the list. I recently purchased an electric mountain bike, so I figured this would be a good test of its capabilities. I was able to get the bike right to the end of navigable road (4000') just as the battery was reaching its low voltage limit. A quick scramble up the south side of the "summit block" was not nearly as brushy as I had expected. No views to be had, but a fun ride back down made it all worth it.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 6:55 pm

Jerry LDid It  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Jerry L

Cold and wet day but still had a good time.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 10:32 am

Mike LewisSunday Chore  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011

Mike Lewis

Very dangerous level 5 avalanche danger with extreme whiteout conditions. Class 5 rotten Choss encountered on both summits. We got lost constantly and as the situation proved to be more intensely desparate I broke my foot and needed emergency medications to handle the pain and we barely made it out alive. It was worth it though, as there was a brief clearing where we could see Whitehorse and Glacier peak.
Just Kidding. It was pretty simple and easygoing.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 7:36 pm

Josh LewisGood Day Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011

Josh Lewis

Redwic said it all, it had some good views on the way as well.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 7:27 pm

ericnoelSilo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

ericnoel

We did this as a fall bike trip with a dusting of snow. We found a good way down but the ascent at the top was a very slow bushwhack. I think it took us about 45 minutes to go a tenth of a mile. But we made up for it by coasting down the last several miles of road on our bikes.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 3:13 pm

RedwicSilo But Not Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011

Redwic

Michael, Josh, and I ascended Silo Mountain, and then Haystack Mountain on the return-trip. Silo Mountain has some steep/cliffy slopes, so we avoided those by backtracking slightly along the road and ascended/descended a northwest slope. Nice, brief, steep glissade on the way down, due to perfect snow conditions allowing us to do so. This particular slope would not have been recommended if icy, due to the steepness. No bushwhacking necessary for us, due to snow being on the peak as well as the rest of the summit approach above 2300' elevation.
Posted Mar 27, 2011 11:58 pm

Viewing: 1-6 of 6    
[ Return to 'Silo Mountain (Big Haystack)' main page ]