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Ascent of Silver Run Peak-East Peak on 2015-07-20

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Marshall Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, July 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Run Peak-East Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:12500 ft / 3810 m

Ascent Trip Report

My son, Marshall, and I bagged Silver Run Peak (east) after climbing the true highpoint on Silver Run Peak, which is 1/2 mile to the southwest of the 12500 foot benchmark indicated on the topo with the name "Silver Run Peak" printed there and not on the highest spot. Both my son and I have a passion for benchmarks, so we couldn't leave the area without visiting both of Silver Run's highpoints. We were rewarded on Silver Run Peak (east) with 3 benchmarks. We had hopes of climbing both Silver Run and Whitetail Peaks in the same day, but this proved to be way too ambitious and we had to save Whitetail Peak for the next day. The climb from September Morn Lake follows a good trail to the top of Sundance Pass and then goes cross country to the northeast up a steep slope, but never requires Class 3 work until just before both summit highpoints. I must admit this was a far more demanding climb than I expected. The topo map made the climb look like it was an easily traveled sloped plateau, but it was a long struggle to both summits with a lot of rocks. You will have to do a lot of bouldering between both highpoints.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp



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