"East Thorn"  
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Route: South Side / Upper East Ridge
Posted On: 2022-07-10, By: Laxer04
Info: Climbed from Willow Lakes. Took the grassy slopes just north of the middle lake up to the saddle, traversed west to the first gulley and then the fun began after that. A couple pretty exposed class 3/4 moves but nothing too terrible. The final, steep gulley is pretty loose, but definitely manageable. There is a small catwalk/knife edge section that I crossed - you can avoid by dropping down to the left. The summit block was pretty intimidating but I was able to drop down to the left and kept it around class 3. No cairns on the route but it was pretty straight forward. Awesome day. 
Route: North Couloir
Posted On: 2022-06-06, By: jbealer
Info: backpacked in Sat to salmon lake, still filled with snow, lake is half frozen still, plenty of running water. we wore our boots the whole trip. crampons, helmet and axe for couloir. ridge is also holding snow still. we carried a rope to protect sections of the ridge ( this was our students grad climb) as well as to rappel off the summit. there are now 2 slings and a rap ring set up if anyone would like to remove it in the future or want to know how long they have been there. we descended back to the lake using the basin between thorn and rain, from mt silverthorne. spicy fun climb 
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Route: Via Silverthorne
Posted On: 2021-08-29, By: Sbenfield
Info: From Mt Silverthorne, easy walk to saddle, then the scrambling is a mix of class 3/4 scrambling until the last 20ft or so below summit. I thought the last 20ft or so was scary to be honest, with consequential exposure & not a whole lot of options. I eventually chose to Ungracefully cross a knife edge of sorts. I'm not a great climber, so perhaps others will find it less difficult than I did. I didn't see many reports on this, so I wanted to provide a little information. 
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