Ira and ben rushwald, geoff and kate Klise and myself (lee coutermarsh) atacked the silver creek route. I say atacked as it was a typical cascade climb via this route. Good trail to start, then the trail starts getting lost in brush and scree till you have to find your own best line through the silver creek valley. Once above the valley floor excellent climbing in boulder fields,glacier, and a quick class 3 scramble to the summit. The weather was perfect and the mosquitoes were out in force so bring bug juice this time of the year.
Climbed with Monica Spicker and Bob & Linda Stephan.
The approach via Silver Star Creek was quite easy in early season with snow covering the brush.
Awesome bivy spots at burgundy col. Descended other side of col onto glacier, ascended glacier, then short scramble to top. Glacier easy with only one small crevasse. Crux of route was definitely the hike from highway to the col.