Take highway 20 to about 4 miles east of Washington Pass where there is a wide shoulder/pullout directly across the valley from Silverstar Mt. Look for underwear clad climbers drinking beer. Scramble down the bank from the road and into the trees. Find a place to cross Early Winters Creek and find and follow the steep climbers path up the low ridge, staying left of the prominent gulley draining from the west side of Silverstar Mt. This approach is best done during the heat of the afternoon to avoid pleasant morning or evening temps. At the bench at 6200 ft (good camping), bear right and follow the gulley up to the obvious col (Burgundy Col, 7800 ft, austere camping).
Drop from the col onto the glacier and bear right, staying under (but not too close too) the cliffs. Climb east to the flat top of a spur ridge and continue traversing east onto the main body of the Silverstar Glacier. Ascend south to the saddle to the west of the summit. Scramble east to the summit. Boulder onto the summit block for the best view.
Ice ax, crampons, and basic glacier travel/crevasse rescue equipment.
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