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Justin PucciSilver Peak via South Spur Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Justin Pucci

My wife and I were fortunate to be able to climb Silver Peak on a bluebird day with 360-degree views of the Cascades from the summit. We even had the summit to ourselves! After heading down to the 4900-foot meadow from the summit, we attempted to get over to Abiel Peak, but ended up bushwacking around trying to find our way onto the ridge and eventually gave up. We'll head back for that one and Tinkham next time! This was a nice and easy climb with views that were well worth the effort!
Posted Aug 30, 2009 10:50 pm

Dennis PoulinSouth Spur Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Dennis Poulin

Nice hike on a rainy cloudy day....
Posted Aug 16, 2009 5:39 pm

BKWSummit Tag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

BKW

Quick and relatively painless (though my climbing buddy in tennis shoes would disagree). Great views.
Posted Aug 3, 2009 1:01 pm

WeatherManTNAB-09  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

WeatherMan

Started from Twin Lake TH, went up the Cold Creek trail and made a try for the E ridge of Tinkham as well... didn't work out for Tinkham, but got across the drainage to hit Silver before dark. Good hike, easy 'scramble' at the top, really just a walk up with some minor exposure, and spectacular summit views.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 8:03 pm

Mark StraubVery snowy June ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008

Mark Straub

Awesome trip! There was no trail to the summit, or even footprints. We headed for a couple miles along a trail, then cut through a (very long) mile and a half or so of sloped brush. Compasses were absolutely required. We came to Ollalie Meadow after heading through a forest. Then we scrambled a path to the summit, and it was excellent. The views were nice, with a great glissade! (It was snowy almost the entire way.) Fun trip, very underrated mountain!
Posted Mar 1, 2009 11:43 pm

Curtissimoup with Magellan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1999

Curtissimo

good time with my good buddy; felt far off but when fog cleared we could see the car almost right under the summit!
Posted Dec 20, 2008 4:15 pm

TheBootfitterAnnette Lake (with a dog)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2008

TheBootfitter

The 75 Scrambles book doesn't offer a very clear description of this route. We wouldn't have taken my buddy's dog if it did, as the loose scree and boulder field wasn't easy -- even for a tough dog. But we made it all the way up, dog and all. We met two other parties at the summit, but they had both come from different directions. Great views! No real scrambling, though... which was a bit of a disappointment.
Posted Oct 28, 2008 1:22 am

Kyle BissellPCT Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

Kyle Bissell

Gorgeous early fall hike! Just under two hours up and about an hour and a half down. The trail turnoff for Silver Peak was marked by a decent-sized cairn and sits right at the foot of the NW Ridge of Tinkham Peak. I would very much like to return here in the winter
Posted Sep 17, 2008 1:49 am

Dan WinterWindy Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Dan Winter

A nice hike with great views of all the Snoqualmie summits and beyond.
Posted Sep 14, 2008 11:21 pm

EastKingTNAB hike/ Windy Pass Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

EastKing

Very little left over snow. Trail has finally melted out! Great views!!
Posted Aug 16, 2008 1:20 am

Brian JenkinsWest Slopes to North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Brian Jenkins

Lots of snow from the road crossing onwards. Lost the trail many times but found my way to Annette Lake. Up through the trees from there, wished I would have brought crampons, made my way with Yaktrax. Thankfully I had my axe as I slipped on some hard snow slopes and had to self-arrest. Got cramps in my legs and had to rest on some rocks below the summit while electrolyte-loading. Came back down the north ridge via jaunts off onto the east side to avoid some steep downclimbs. Steep hard snow through the trees back down with some more slips and self-arrests. Finally got caught in some devils club (just an awesome time!) before I stepped back down onto the trail and hiked out. Beautiful sunny day though.
Posted Jun 17, 2008 4:50 pm

ecobikerAnother White-Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2007
We climbed from the north-west ridge through fog and mist. The sun would come out to tease us for a brief moment. Crampons and ice axes for the windy traverse to the top.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 8:47 pm

bmwboarder7Good views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

bmwboarder7

Made it up to some sweet views. Good view of both Kaleetan and thomson which I enjoyed.
Posted Aug 31, 2007 12:38 am

BSPclimberSouth Spur with bonus frivolous elevation gain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2007

BSPclimber

Started from Olallie Meadows on the PCT. Somehow missed the cairn at the junction just before the tiny meadow, so I ended up going all the way to Mirror Lake, which is a cool place but not one I was planning on going. Turned around there, and took the use trail from that tiny meadow, which connects with the other one within a tenth of a mile or so. From there it's a fun hike/scramble to the summit. Lots of fog on the summit limited views to a few hundred feet in any direction so I didn't stay long. On the way down I could see that the fog lifted and would have had some good views had I stayed up there 20 minutes longer. With my detour, I figured I went 10 miles RT with about 2800 feet elevation gain. A nice warm up for Little Annapurna the next day.
Note: Bugs were fairly mild this day, didn't even need bug spray.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 2:22 pm

ericnoelSilver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

ericnoel

I got antsy and left the trail too soon and went up a little gully. This was steep and necessitated brush belays. This forest adventure eventually topped out into easy forest and then the talus field and in due time hit the climber's path. Some fog rolling in from the west at the summit. I took the trail all the way back down to the PCT. It should be noted that this is effectively a full blown trail rather than a climber's path. Just keep heading south farther than you think may be you should be and you will hit it and don't try to take a shortcut as I did.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 9:27 pm

DeanCross Country - south spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Dean

John and I joined forces to go up cross country from the PCT as we couldn't find the normal route. After some steep sections of brush and snow, we found talus that we followed up and stumbled across the use trail that makes its way up. Views from the summit were outstanding but the voracious mosquito population that followed us up from the PCT made us pay every time we stopped and they limited our stay on the summit to a brief visit.
We were pretty much able to follow the use trail down to the PCT on the way down which was a whole lot easier than the way we had chosen to go up. I must do this one again sometime, without the mosquito plague and for a longer visit on top.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 11:34 am

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: West Route (Annette Lake)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2007

Andy Dewey

Very icy and slippery, needed crampons most of the way. Lots of slushy wet stuff too. Overcast & rainy, but still had a great view.
Posted Mar 24, 2007 6:41 pm

littlefrantzyay  Sucess!

littlefrantz

Fun snowboarding
Posted Jan 5, 2007 2:30 am

KrylonSouth Spur  Sucess!

Krylon

If I had started earlier this would have made a nice combo with Abiel and/or Tinkham
Posted Dec 29, 2006 11:46 pm

jtostenrRoute Climbed: NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

jtostenr

We scrambled up the NW Ridge and down the NE Ridge. Going up was fun and pretty easy. Going down got steep at times and very slick. Fun way to climb this peak if you want to avoid the crowds.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 4:43 am

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