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.
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.
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Southeast Face Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'
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West Face of Mount Starr King 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Mount Starr King
(old school beta)At the base of the west face are three prominent Jeffery pines and a bent lodge-pole pine just left of them. Rope up at the lodge-pole and follow a trough up and right to a belay bolt. Traverse right (5.8), then climb up and right to a very brush ledge. Continue up and right for about 200 feet, then traverse right 30 feet and climb straight up past loose flakes to a ledge. Proceed upward over more flakes and a few small overhangs for 300 feet to ledge on lower angle rock. And ea...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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