Silverhorn Mountain

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

The mountain has a snow-covered summit which was seen by Noyes from Cirque Peak and was thus named, "Silverhorn" in 1899. No details on its first ascent which may have been Rick Collier in 1992 but even he doubted it was.

Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
3rd Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,911

Long before Andrew Nugara made Silverhorn Mountain much more popular than previously with his new guidebook, I'd been interested in it after reading Rick Colliers report years beforehand. Funnily enough, before I asked Brandon Boulier about his recent ascent and for a possible GPX track, I didn't even realize this peak was in Nugara's guidebook, but it certainly explained its recent popularity for me! Friday the 13th would be a solo outing for me and I was really looking forward to it. There's nothing quite like enjoying a whole mountain all to yourself. Canada must be a bit unique in this sense. You can park in the ditch along a busy highway and within 10 minutes of the road you're on your own. All alone. For hours and hours it's just you and the mountain and a few song birds for company. I love it.

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,550
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
6.00
Total Distance (km): 
9.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Pretty simple approach and easy terrain if following the route I did, until the summit ridge where the scrambling becomes "moderate".