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NWNavWish I'd Brought Skis
Date Climbed: May 29, 2013


Beautiful climb, so nice to get out and get some sun in May! This was the trip that convinced me to invest in AT gear.
Posted Jan 18, 2015 3:47 pm

ericwillhiteBurgundy-Silver Star Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014


Up Burgundy Col, across Silver Star Glacier, up East Peak.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 12:50 pm

ThorsChosenSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2001


Did this climb as part of a 13 day mountaineering course. Beautiful area. Had a nice bivouac at the saddle.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 12:20 am

Josh LewisLong day, but Good  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Josh Lewis

This was a great work out with a fun glissade down the Silver Star Glacier. The trail was a bit brushy with blow down, but I suppose I should have expected that. On the way down had a little bit of navigation difficulty near the head wall. But eventually we decided to just go down a gully regardless to if it was "the right one". The sun was setting and we all wanted down the mountain.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 11:59 pm

RedwicAwesome Trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


The Silver Star Creek route is a great, fairly straightforward approach with an actual unmaintained path for the first half of it. There are two "crux" sections along this approach which require extra attention. The first crux section is figuring out how to ascend the steep headwall which leads to the upper basin. The second crux section was at the summit block, itself. Overall, this was a great peak and we visited while conditions were still OK... although 1-2 weeks earlier (with a little more snowpack) would have been much better.

Jimbopo nearly fell into an undersnow stream during the descent, and fortunately held himself up out of the hole. As for Gimpilator's comment, I was not even touching the stove-sized boulder (he exaggerated the size); I was walking next to it when a fist-sized rock beneath it popped out (releasing the boulder). Fortunately, nobody else was anywhere near that section, and it made us all much more alert for boulder scrambling during the rest of the trip.
Posted Jun 10, 2013 11:01 am

Mike LewisGlacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Mike Lewis

Clear skies, calm winds and just barely enough snow made this a good day trip with Redwic, Gimpilator and my brother Josh Lewis. Crevasses were not active but the snow was much less than expected for the time of year -- started at about 5,200' elevation. Surprised to meet up with a group from the Mountaineers en-route to the summit. As others have already stated, I expected an easy class 3 scramble and it was a bit more difficult. Lots of blow-down in the valley along Silver Creek and thinning snow in the basin below the glacier made travel tedious. Gorgeous setting though!
Posted Jun 10, 2013 3:50 am

gimpilatorSilver Star Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


Lots of talus on this route. On one steep talus slope, Redwic pulled down a boulder the size of a car. It was scary to watch, but luckily he stayed out of the way, and was unhurt.
Posted Jun 10, 2013 3:41 am

BKWSouth Gully Scree Bash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012


We decided to bash out the South Gully Route to avoid the possibly nasty Silver Star Glacier. It was a nice direct route with beautiful views. Unfortunately, the upper route follows a seem of the most rotten, crappy rock on the mountain. Climbed with OneHikeaWeek, amoung others.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 12:48 am

tcingrumCarryover  Sucess!


Steep, rugged mountain.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 8:30 am

kevinsaSilver Star  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Ascended via South Route, descended via the glacier and Burgundy Col.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 7:53 pm

ClimberCrabsMaybe next time.
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


First attempt at Silver Star after eye balling it for years. We went up Burgandy Col without much trouble, steep but easy to follow. The clouds that had been lingering all day finally socked in the summit when we were heading up the glacier. Looked like it was going to get nasty and the hour was getting late so we bailed and headed back for brats and beers at the campground. I've been dreaming of this one too long not to come back, maybe next year.
Posted Jul 17, 2012 8:32 pm

dan-oGreat Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011


Beautiful day, great views, great ski down.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 5:16 pm

erickn8318uVia Burgundy Col & then down Silver Star Creek route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011


My first real glacier-type excursion. Still tons of snow for the first day of summer. Awesome sunny day although when I started up Burgundy Col the sun hadn't hit the snow yet so it was ice...what a trek. Long day, but awesome. Worst sunburn of my life on my face and lips (found out that one application of sunscreen isn't enough in June on a glacier).
Posted Jun 24, 2011 7:07 pm

Dan WinterSilver Star Creek   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Dan Winter

A great trip in a very beautiful area. My partners K-Unit, MVP, and Montana made it one of the funnest trips I have ever done.
Posted Jun 21, 2011 11:16 am

ExcitableBoyVia Burgundy Col


Turned around by weather.
Posted Dec 29, 2010 10:01 am

DoehleVia Silverstar Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010


Great day out. Some lingering deep snow up on the glacier made for some tough trail breaking. Amazing clear views from the summit
Posted Jul 19, 2010 5:52 pm

larryNBurgundy Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009


This is an excellent route except for the main gully. We had beta on a better gully to the left (north), and managed to find the correct route on our descent.

Posted May 29, 2010 2:01 pm

lloydSilver Star Glacier


My first climb in the Cascades. Great views.
Posted Apr 11, 2009 10:42 am

nickmechBurgandy Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007


Park on highway and head up steep snow to col. Easy snow crossing. Had a skinny rope but didn't use it. Nice views.
Posted Jan 1, 2009 2:43 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Burgundy Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Andy Dewey

Climbed in one day. Route was easy to follow. I got snowed on for a few hours, there was trace amounts of fresh snow on the summit. No snow on glacier, crampons absolutely required.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:32 pm

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