Mount Silliman Climber's Log

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nbereznak - Jul 6, 2021 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2021

Gorgeous Views on Top of Mt. Silliman  Sucess!

Overall, the hike is not terrible, however the mosquitos are deadly. We were covered in bites by the time we arrived at the slabs. Still, it is a gorgeous climb and the final ridge is beautiful.


colingregory - May 2, 2021 10:50 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2021

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike from Lodgepole Campground with Sean Casserly and Mike Toffey. We slept the night before at 7k, but whatever acclimation that earned me was not noticed. A beautiful route over trail, use trails, granite slabs, and then large talus before you summit. The views north to Yose, east to the Great Western Divide, and south towards the Kaweahs and Mineral King area is spectacular and not seen until the highpoint of the hike. This one will make you work for the view and it is worth it. Snowpack was dismal for May 1st, we brought axes and crampons that stayed in the bag.


wordlessnature - Sep 1, 2019 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2019

From Lodgepole, a day hike   Sucess!

Pleasant hike from Lodgepole, amazing views on top!


dgkirk - Jan 4, 2018 3:43 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2017

Winter ascent, summer conditions  Sucess!

Solo trip up the standard route via Silliman Creek drainage. Overnight at Lake Silliman before summiting. Fun route and awesome views. But CA drought continues, so there was almost no snow. Just some really cold nights. Posting a trip report with more deets.


BobD3 - Nov 14, 2016 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2016

From Lodgepole  Sucess!

Backpacked up to Silliman Lake on the 10th, then up to the top and return on the 11th. Use trail along Silliman Creek was fairly decent and the granite slabs area leading up to the lake were quite scenic. Overnight low- 33 degrees. No snow on the entire route.


colinr - Sep 30, 2016 1:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2016

Traverse with Alta, Big Bird & more  Sucess!

About 10 of us who met due to Sierra Challenge tackled Big Bob Burd Peak and some others on an overnighter.


dpsiebert - Sep 5, 2016 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2000

LodgePole  Sucess!

With Laura.

trexkerry - Aug 7, 2016 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

Lodgepole dayhike  Sucess!

Followed the Twin Lakes trail until the split right before the stream crossing, from there the use trail is well defined until just before the slabs o' fun. The slabs were the highlight of the day, leading up to Silliman Lake where there were a couple of tents set up by campers. From there I found a use trail leading up the left side of Silliman, it faded quickly and I stayed left, eventually getting into some larger boulders which were fun and easily avoided by heading right where a use trail reappeared. Big wow factor when you set foot on the summit and the views open up.


Luciano136 - Oct 26, 2015 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015

From Lodgepole  Sucess!

Birthday hike from Lodgepole :). Took the slab route to the upper lake, then up a gulley and over the south ridge to the summit.


DukeJH - Jun 25, 2015 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Slab-u-licious  Sucess!

Day hike from Lodgepole.


brichardsson - Jun 24, 2015 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

great views  Sucess!

dayhike from lodgepole, great xc scramble

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Feb 7, 2015 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Fun hike  Sucess!

Day hike from Lodgepole, Low snow year - none on the route at all, great views


bechtt - Nov 28, 2014 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2011

South Slope  Sucess!

Climbed in nice snow with Jon, Erin, Laura, and Jim


orbitor - Jul 9, 2014 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013

From Silliman Lake  Sucess!

Took advantage of the dry winter to get this landmark peak via an overnight backpack on Thanksgiving weekend. Mostly dry hike-in, base camp at Silliman Lake on snow, summited then hiked out the same day. Fantastic views from the summit.


LincolnB - Jun 22, 2014 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Dayhike from bay area  Sucess!

Did this as a day-hike from San Jose, with son Stephen and his friend Kyle -- the hike plus nine hours of driving made for a long day but they didn't want to camp. Nice hike except for pesky mosquitoes from 8K to 10K'.
Attempted this a few years ago but was foiled by a freak early-summer snowstorm -- got to the friction granite but it was covered by a thin layer of melting snow so decided to return another day.

mika - Jun 15, 2014 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Overnight Backpack from Lodgepole  Sucess!

Camped at the lake above Silliman Lake 6/13.. Silliman Lake had tons of mosquitoes.. No snow.. Successful summit on 6/14. Had a register box and benchmark :)

There is a faint use trail.

Doable day hike as well (based on the signatures at the register)


mengbo - May 12, 2014 3:28 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2014

day hike  Sucess!

Day hike from Lodgepole with Jean. Still lots of snow above 9000 ft. Snow was hard in the morning and we used crampons for safety.

BrRabbit - Oct 4, 2013 12:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013

backpacking  Sucess!

went on backpacking. 9 of us got along a creek, then carried our weight along the slabs. Had a great night near a lake and climbed the mt Silliman next morning

haha1 - Sep 17, 2013 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Nice!!  Sucess!

Nice hike. Beautiful view.


thexcat - Jun 22, 2013 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

Lodgepole  Sucess!

Left SF at 3am and then ~6hrs ctc. No snow. Second attempt, first time thwarted by sketchy avy conditions.

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