The Guardian  
Condition Updates  
Route: Leviathan Basin
Posted On: 2022-08-06, By: pbradley14er
Info: Approached from campsite in upper Tenmile drainage. Went around to Peak Seven/Peak Eight saddle, then around south side of Peak Nine to basin below Mt. Silex and the Guardian. Summer conditions, no snow. My partner and I found this route to be very nice and other than some extra distance and elevation gain, I suspect it was preferable to crossing under the north side of Peak Nine. Once we got on the ledge from Mt. Silex to the Guardian, the route is pretty obvious with intermittent use trail and cairns. We found the descent of the class 2 gulley to be arduous and we had to be careful not to knock rocks loose on each other. Hiking back to camp through the grass south of Peak Nine was enjoyable. 
Route: From Mt Silex
Posted On: 2020-09-28, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2020-09-21, By: Grover
Info: The Guardian is snow free. Same beta applies here as I listed for Mt. Silex. The ledge system you use to reach The Guardian from Silex is not an exact science, but I was never in a spot that I was trapped or blocked off. The tip for going up to the summit is use the ledge system to go to the south facing spine, and when you reach that, you go up, i.e. don't cross over to the SE face. Summit register is merely a plastic container with a piece of paper containing words of wisdom; no paper or writing instrument. Photo 1: Looking at The Guardian from Silex. Photo 2: The view of Silex and The Guardian from Leviathan Peak. 

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