Silver Star Creek / Silver Star Glacier Climber's Log

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Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Apr 17, 2015 4:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

memorable  Sucess!

I used to be Jimbopo so that means I was with Redwic, Josh Lewis and gimpilator. It was a real neat summit. The glacier didn't seem very active making travel easier. I bet the place is gorgeous in autumn with all the larches.


Redwic - Jun 10, 2013 11:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Awesome Trip!  Sucess!

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. At one point during the ascent, a stove-size boulder went tumbling down a boulder slope. 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.

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