Elevation: 9,071 ft
GPS: 37.703, -119.518 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on May 28, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Latest updates on Covid and falcon closures. Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Starr King

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 18
Southeast Face
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
West Face of Mount Starr King
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Face
 18
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
West Face of Mount Starr King
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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