Mount Silverheels Climber's Log

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shanahan96 - Feb 27, 2008 10:23 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

winter gathering  Sucess!

rough day on silverheels!

gaining the summit wasn't too rough for winter. winds kicked up high on the mountain, yet that's expected. the return trip has tons of uphill and 40-45mph winds in whiteout conditions made travel, and seeing, quite challenging. memorable experience.



km_donovan - Feb 25, 2008 11:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

Great Winter Climb  Sucess!

14'ers.Com Winter Gathering, lots of fun.


chicagotransplant - Feb 25, 2008 11:39 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

Hoosier Pass/North Spur  Sucess! Winter Gathering climb. I don't think Silverheels has ever seen so many feet in winter!


Asphazell - Feb 25, 2008 11:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

Hoosier Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with folks from What a slog! Third winter attempt, the winds blew hard as usual, but I was not to be denied this time. 3rd times the charm, whiteout conditions be damned!!! =)


Mots010 - Feb 24, 2008 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2008

Hoosier Pass/North Spur  Sucess!

Fun solo day. Only ran into one other party on the way down, and they turned around when I got to them.


thebeave7 - Feb 24, 2008 12:40 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

Hoosier Pass  Sucess!

Summited on a blustery day, with a group from A nice outing, though not a mountain I'm going to return to climb anytime soon. Oh, and skis are worthless on this peak.


CODave - Feb 23, 2008 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

Route: Hoosier Pass  Sucess!

Awesome winter day on winter gathering.


slowbutsteady - Sep 22, 2007 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

up in the clouds  Sucess!

Camped at Beaver Creek crossing for an early start. Great weather until valley between point 12,282 and summit when clouds, mist, brought visibility down to maybe 25yds. I knew I needed to cross or pass by point 13,004, but never found it in the fog. My GPS read 13,300 so I knew I had only 500 feet to go. Because this was my first trip on this mountain, I was a little confused about exact summit location. Mist and clouds dissapated on the way down and the lay of the ridges and high points became clear. No summit register available. 9-7-07

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 5, 2007 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Fantastic day. Other peaks (e.g. Quandary, North Star) were socked in with weather, but a hole in the clouds above Silverheels allowed sunlight to shine upon us. Relaxing lunch and sunbathe at summit. Climbing Partners: Maryann & Janet plus two strangers from New Mexico. No one else anywhere near the mountain.


csmcgranahan - Jun 23, 2007 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

South Ridge solo  Sucess!

Was planning on starting at the standard trailhead to get the extra miles in but Beaver Creek was a little to deep for me to feel comfortable crossing in 35 degree temps at 6:00am. Took the jeep across the creek and up to the 4WD TH. Saw the huge Elk heard that is in the area several times on the ascent and descent - close to 100 animals with a lot of calves - a good sign! FYI - The entire South Ridge route is now clear of snow.


altitude14er - Mar 18, 2007 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Route Climbed: Hoosier Pass/Hoosier Ridge/North Spur  Sucess!

By staying on the ridge top the entire day I was able to get plenty of altitude and stray away from the avalanche cornices on Hoosier Ridges south slopes. Great solo day. Conditions are great on Hoosier Ridge. Snowshoes needed to treeline.

Larry V

Larry V - Dec 24, 2006 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2006

Hoosier Pass  Sucess!

Long day in the snow, fierce wind, and cold. Great views of the peaks in the Mosquito Range.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Nov 24, 2006 6:14 pm

Route Climbed: Scott Gulch Date Climbed: November 22, 2006

Nice solo hike. Took a nap on the summit on a beautiful November day!


JFields - Oct 5, 2006 12:52 am Date Climbed: May 17, 1997

Via East Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at tree line and summited the next day. Got hailed on. ~1" of hail all over the place.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 2, 2006 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

From PT 12282 and Palmer Peak. 3:35 roundtrip.


Kiefer - Jun 16, 2006 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

South ridge  Sucess!

My God! The wind was just absolutely terrible! One of the worst "wind days" I've ever had. Good views of South Park & Fairplay.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2004

South Ridge  Sucess!

Lovely hike. Nothing much else to say about this one.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:57 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2004  Sucess!

A herd of 20+ elk crossed 300 yards in front of me!


crzyjt - Jan 8, 2006 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Hoosier Pass/Hoosier Ridge/North Spur Date Climbed: January 6, 2005  Sucess!

Started out from Hoosier Pass at 8:30 (later than originally intended), then snowshoed up to the ridge and around to the north spur, climbed it to the summit ridge in probably 50 mph winds. Leaning into them, they held us up from falling. Then we descended the NW ridge, climbed over heartbreak hill and back up onto Hoosier Ridge, descending back to the pass, getting to the car about 5pm. Took a little longer than I thought it would, but I had a great time on this winter hike.

Willyhead - Oct 13, 2005 12:30 am

Route Climbed: Beaver Ridge (from Hwy 9 pseudo-TH) Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Silverheels is a great hike with absolutely none of the crowds you'll find across the valley. The views are amazing.

Got a couple cool pics at the summit with Pacific Peak in the background. Hope I can find 'em...

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