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Mount Starr King  


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Elevation: 9,096'
Location: 37.7028, -119.5176 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on May 28, 2013
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Mount Starr King with some of its neighboring dome...

Description 

A set of three granite domes visually dominating most of the canyon of the Illilouette. The northern dome is the tallest, and is where climbing routes have been established. Lines climb Starr King from all directions, so one can choose somewhat based on weather and time of day. The California Geological Survey called Starr King and Half Dome unclimbable in the late nineteenth century, and both were climbed for the first time shortly after.

Getting There 

A network of pack trails lead from trailheads along Glacier Point Road to the vicinity of Starr King. Once in sight, it's hard to lose.

Summitpost and a discussion on Supertopo helped my party get there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Starr King:
Southeast Face   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Mount Starr King
Amy and Maria saunter up to the start of the Southeast Face of Mount Starr King.

Southeast Face Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Mount Starr King
Follow the path of least resistance - or whichever variation catches your eye - up two pitches, to where the summit can be approached by a class 3 scramble....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Love the early Sierra Club register boxes.
Love the early Sierra Club register boxes.

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