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Silvertip Mountain  British Columbia   #1247
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades

Height: 2596 m -> 8517 feet
Prominence?: 1871 m above Hope Slide Pass
Line Parent?: Robinson Mountain (67.4 km away, at bearing 136 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Rainier (260.0 km away)

Location:   49.16333,-121.21611     49:09:48, -121:12:58   10U 630048 5447145 (20 km NW of Ross Lake). (29 km SE of Hope). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.03   AreaCode: EM91/BC61
First Ascent: 1908 Boundary Survey party
Silvertip Mountain - East Face
This peak is #34 in Prominence List for British Columbia .Located near the confluence of the Skagit and Sumallo rivers. Silvertip is the highest mountain in the Skagit area of the Cascade Mountains. Silvertip has 2000m of relief above surrounding valley bottoms. All climbs require a tremendous amount of steep elevation gain. The rock on Silvertip is generally middling quality at best and is sometimes quite odious, most routes follow snow where possible. The Northeast ridge does have some good rock here and there.

The base of the north face of Silvertip holds some good, one and two pitch, waterfall ice climbs (WI 4-5) which should only be attempted under conditions of minimal avalanche hazard.

Name Notes: The name refers to the fact that Silvertip's summit holds snow late into the year when the surrounding ranges are bone dry, and does not apparently refer to any mineral deposits.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
34 2000.06.04 First ascent of the East face of Silvertip Drew Brayshaw
34 1997.06.15 Northeast Ridge of Silvertip - June 1997 Drew Brayshaw
18 null Silvertip -Southeast ridge Route Drew Brayshaw

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Drew Brayshaw

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Silvertip Mountain - East Face Justin Brown
16 Silvertip Mountain - North Face Justin Brown
15 Silvertip Mountain - Northwest Aspect Justin Brown
12 Silvertip Mountain - Northeast Aspect Justin Brown
12 Silvertip Mountain at Sunrise - East Side Justin Brown
12 Silvertip Mountain - North Face in Spring Stephen Skog
9 Silvertip Northeast Face from 6000' on Outram Robin Tivy
9 Silvertip Mountain Alpenglow - West Ridge Justin Brown
9 South Side of the Sumallo/Skagit Divide (Silvertip Mountain, etc) Greg Jones
8 Silvertip Northeast Ridge Fred Touche
8 Silvertip Area from Outram Drew Brayshaw
7 Silvertip - Northeast Ridge and North Slopes Telephoto Stephen Skog
7 Silvertip, Rideout, Payne from Outram Robin Tivy
6 Silvertip, Rideout, & Payne from Mt. Grant Summit Brett Logan
6 Sumallo-Skagit Divide from McGuire Greg Jones
5 Silvertip Mountain - East Face Fred Touche
4 Approaching the Northeast Ridge of Silvertip Drew Brayshaw
4 East face of Silvertip-1999 Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
10 Shawatum Southeast Face and Silvertip From Snow Camp Mountain Drew Brayshaw
9 "Rocktip", Silvertip and Rideout from Brown Simon Chesterton
9 Upper Sumallo River Valley - Silvertip and Rideout from Payne Simon Chesterton
9 Approaching Klesilkwa Mountain Greg Jones
8 Silvertip, Rideout and Sumallo (Rideout's Pup) Simon Chesterton
7 Rocktip Approach with Silvertip Behind Simon Chesterton
6 Peaks Around the Headwaters of Foley Creek Jordan Peters
6 Silvertip to Payne - Sumallo Headwaters from Grant Drew Brayshaw