Silver Star Mountain (Okanogan) Climber's Log

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larryN - May 29, 2010 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

Burgundy Col  Sucess!

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.


lloyd - Apr 11, 2009 10:42 am

Silver Star Glacier

My first climb in the Cascades. Great views.


nickmech - Jan 1, 2009 2:43 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Burgandy Col  Sucess!

Park on highway and head up steep snow to col. Easy snow crossing. Had a skinny rope but didn't use it. Nice views.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Aug 27, 2008 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Route Climbed: Burgundy Col  Sucess!

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.


YEM - Aug 10, 2008 2:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Silverstar Glacier  Sucess!

A fun climb, aside from the lack of running water and bugs. Thank you to those who came before me. The route was very easy to follow right from the road. I camped at the meadow below Burgundy Col after descending from Shuksan camp. I was glad to find snow 10 minutes away. Only the upper glacier rocks had running water. Quite airy on the highest bolder. Mmmm, granite.


bellinghamclimber - Jun 2, 2008 9:51 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Gorgeous Climb  Sucess!

Climbed up from Silver Star Creek- Nobody else around, summitted in one long day. Glissaded down the glacier and was back at camp in no time.

redmond - Oct 1, 2007 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2007

Silver Star Glacier via Burgundy Col  Sucess!

tought hike up the trail along the creek. very nice once we got up to the col. the weather was perfect at the col but clouds started to come in on the summit as we ascended the glacier, but we got up just in time to take in the view. Great climb.


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:26 am

Burgundy Col  Sucess!

Nice view of Early Winters Spires/Liberty Bell


Norman - May 30, 2007 11:43 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Silver Star/Burgundy  Sucess!

Excellent climb! Not as much snow as expected from the car, but used crampons and ice axe later. Snow varied from firm to soft depending on sun and who knows. No rope needed. Only two other climbers up there this blue sky day. One day, 11 hours. Will do trip report with pictures later.


leftfield - Aug 10, 2006 2:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Route Climbed - Silver Star Glacier via Burgundy Col  Sucess!

Harder than i thought. Semi-steep pack-in then rocks/snow/rocks/snow until we hit the glacier. That was the easy part. Expected 3rd class scramble on the summit block but ended up on some low 5th class stuff. Was i off route? At any rate, you really get the wide-angle view of the north Cascades and that's worth it any day.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Feb 23, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1994

Route Climbed: Silverstar Glacier from Burgundy Col  Sucess!

A very short approach, but steep. Great larches. Would be beautiful in the fall.

setrent - Dec 26, 2005 10:01 pm

Route Climbed: Burgundy Col/Silverstar Glacier Date Climbed: June, 2003  Sucess!

Combined the ascent with Burgundy Spire in a day. An asthetic climb with rewarding views.

dicey - Sep 4, 2005 2:05 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: May 30, 2005

via burgendy col


mt_daydream - Jun 22, 2005 7:45 pm

Route Climbed: Burgundy Col/Silver Star glacier Date Climbed: June 18, 2005

Hiked up to the col on a cloudy day with rock gear hoping to climb something if it cleared up. After waiting a bit, Willow and I decided to go towards Silver star around 1:00 pm. Snow conditions were quite good (I managed pretty easily without an ice axe - had poles though). Made it to the summit col when it started snowing on us, and hence decided to pass the summit scramble. Luckily, conditions did not turn worse, and we had a nice walk back on the snow.


SummitQueen - Nov 24, 2004 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Star Glacier up Silver Star Creek Date Climbed: Late-May 2004

I swear I could've reached the east summit that day, but I was just learning the basics through my mountaineering course. We decided to attempt the summit of Silver Star, but visibility was low due to snowing, so we retreated back to the col between the two peaks of Silver Star. It was a great climb on the way up, however, via the Silver Star Creek. I was probably in the best shape since the class had began in late March, and was one of the leaders. Wonderful area, great glacier route. If it hadn't snowed so much on the way up, it would have been a great glissade back down. :) I'll try Silver Star again soon and get to that summit I was only a couple hundred feet away from reaching! :)


EasyPeaks - Sep 19, 2004 8:27 pm

Route Climbed: Burgundy Col / Silverstar Glacier. Date Climbed: June 26-27 2004  Sucess!

This was my first true alpine climb (requiring roped glacier travel and a belay on rock) A beautiful climb with a little of everything. Steep snow, glacier travel, class3-4 rock and a demanding approach.

Derek Franzen

Derek Franzen - Aug 14, 2004 5:56 pm

Route Climbed: Burgandy Col route & Silver Star Creek route Date Climbed: July 17 1983 & Multiple Others  Sucess!

1st trip hiked in with E Sandbo from Hwy 20 to Burgundy Col and made ascending traverse to the col between E and W Summits. Scrambled up E summit and back down then Class 4 up to W Summit for lunch. Multiple other trips with various partners. Excellent conditioning hike.

leukemic - May 3, 2004 9:19 pm

Route Climbed: Burgundy Col/Silverstar Glacier Date Climbed: May 1, 2004  Sucess!

Approach clear of snow until 6,000 ft, then essentially hardpack snow up to gully below the col. Gully itself is snowfilled with lots of postholing up to col, then fairly consolidated snow on the traverse of the glacier. Thx to the snowboarder who busted a bootpack to the summit- made my trip that much easier and snowshoes unnecesary! The ride down the glacier looked for randonee gear is short.


jtschanz - Jun 24, 2003 8:54 am

Route Climbed: Burgandy Col / Silver Star Glacier Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

Great climb on a warm sunny day. The climb up to the col was a bit dicey through a steep gully filled with loose rock, but the rest of the climb was easy. Snow was soft so no crampons or ropes were needed. Spent some time relaxing on the top enjoying the view.


hkutuk - Jun 16, 2003 9:13 am

Route Climbed: Burgundy Col Silver Star Glacier Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

Reached summit early afternoon under nearly clear

skies. Good weather and conditions, except loose rocks and scree going up to the Burgundy col.

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