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Starr's Route

4th, Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 6 votes
FA: Walter Starr, August 1932.
California > High Sierra > 04 - Ritter & M… > Clyde Minaret

Description

A very exciting scramble to a minuscule summit.

Access a ledge which runs along the bottom of the face via an area of red rock on the east side of the peak.

Follow the right-hand chute (there's also a large Central Chute) stay left of the tower and aim for the crest of the ridge then follow it to the summit, there is a Class 4 step along the ridge.

Descend the route.

I recommend Missing in the Minarets if you're interested in the search for Walter Starr.

Location

The right-hand chute on the northeast face of Clyde Minaret - accessible from Minaret or Cecile Lake.

Protection

Solo - with a helmet. Ice-axe and crampons seasonal.

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Out of the gully and onto the ridge line heading to the summit. The ridge is quite a bit wider than it looks here. The gully for Starr's route exits to the ridge where the flakes jut out, lower in the photo.
[Hide Photo] Out of the gully and onto the ridge line heading to the summit. The ridge is quite a bit wider than it looks here. The gully for Starr's route exits to the ridge where the flakes jut out, lower…