Ascent of Silver Star Mountain on 2013-07-07

Climber: Jeffrey Wright

Date:Sunday, July 7, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Star Mountain
    Elevation:8876 ft / 2705 m

Ascent Trip Report

No crampons necessary on glacier. Top layer of snow was soft. Maybe need crampons in August. No rope/harness for glacier. No signs of crevasse danger. Killer mosquitoes on ascent until the col. Slept at the bench at 6600ft along trail. Big nice flat camp spot. The col is a small bivy spot that fills quickly with fast/early wine spires climbers (very cold, windy, small) Very doable in one-day, makes for a leisurely 2-day trip. No snow until col. No snow on summit pyramid. Fairly noticeable climbers trail from parking turnout until col. Dry/dusty all the way to Burgundy Col. Start at northern-most end of turnout. Fun, easy climb!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4670 ft / 1424 m
    Route:Burgundy Col
    Trailhead:Turn out after hairpin  4206 ft / 1281 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 7 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Wright
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