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Mount Starr King Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,096'
Location: 37.7028, -119.5176 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Starr King

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Starr King:
Southeast Face   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'   
West Face of Mount Starr King   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   
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Featured Route For Mount Starr King
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo - from qigongclimber on supertopo

West Face of Mount Starr King 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : 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 California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Starr King with some of its neighboring dome...
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