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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 6, 2011 - 02:36am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGvBumSfJ80&feature=feedu

what are your experiences with this region?

I'm definitely putting this on my list this year. I mean, why not, right?

LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Feb 6, 2011 - 03:02am PT
H and I climbed last summer in the area. If it was in Tuolumne there would be a thousand routes on it. As it is there are many routes, obvious areas of loose or threatening rock easy to avoid. BEHIND Star King there is a fantastic wall with lots of opportunity. Beautiful waterfalls in the area. Best to go back in and stay a while. Big mushroom stone out there, erosion made the pedastal on the west slope of the dome to the south of Starr King.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 6, 2011 - 03:12am PT
Hiked by there in 80s. Walked all the way around the actual dome and looked at the lake in 90s. The fastest approach imo is leaving the horse trail after Clark Point between vernal and nevada.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2011 - 03:18am PT
Biotch, is that the way you went?

Thx LP.


Any pics?


Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA (Mo' Hill)
Feb 6, 2011 - 11:48am PT
I was there May 10, 2009 with my son. We went in the day the GP road opened. A very nice father/son trip but the mosquitoes were bad. The creeks were up and I managed to slip on a grassy bank fall into one on the way back to the car.
Starr King May 10, 2009
Starr King May 10, 2009
Credit: Banquo
Log crossing Illilouette Creek. Downstream from the trail
Log crossing Illilouette Creek. Downstream from the trail
Credit: Banquo
Kid #2, Starr King, May 2009 --- Terre Haute!! <br/>
My wife is from India...
Kid #2, Starr King, May 2009 --- Terre Haute!!
My wife is from Indiana so we always yell "Tera-hoat" on summits
Credit: Banquo
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Feb 6, 2011 - 02:30pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#173805

It was RAD!

eKat
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2011 - 02:36pm PT
It seems eminently do-able in a day, but like LP said, maybe the stay awhile idea should be in effect. argh, permits, I forgot about permits. blech

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 6, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
Took my brother and his friend out here early june 2010, was a wonderful place. Do yourself a favor and start your approach from Mono Meadows, you go through some great rolling country and cross some exciting streams, not to mention we saw perhaps 4 people (in June!) the whole time. The log crossing was one of the cruxes for sure.



scouting the approach



view from the saddle
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2011 - 02:40pm PT
yep, was thinking Mono

keep the pics coming folks. digging it
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 6, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
Oh, and we picked up a permit as a walk in for that trip, on a weekend on 6-20-2010. We were the only ones on that trail head for the day.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 6, 2011 - 02:48pm PT





TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 6, 2011 - 03:11pm PT
Note to self:

Mt. Starr King.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2011 - 05:01pm PT
thx gd
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 6, 2011 - 05:08pm PT
munge: check out this tr

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/West-Face-of-Starr-King-Hidden-Gem-of-Yosemite/t10616n.html
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2011 - 06:37pm PT
TT, yeah, exactly. That thread got me thinking about it (see my post in April) about an ideal Munge climb.
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Feb 6, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
I nominate Starr King as the site of the first annual ST Leave No Trace Backcountry Exploration Get-Together/Five Day Party.

I'm in.

Edit; Just think Munge, belay slaves, competent leaders at the ready, beer!

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 6, 2011 - 07:31pm PT
The regular route would be a gem for a winter/early spring ascent. South facing, nice and warm, relaxed ski in from various places.....mmmmm
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 6, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
Stable weather, fast snowpack, right NOW.
Hmmmm...
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 6, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
I like Doug's idea--skeez-in!

I hiked in with Les & Bev Wilson via the horse trail cutoff on the way to climb Mt. Clark, 20-some years ago. I think it was June, and we had about a half-mile of total misery scrambling through thick downed-timber slash pile full of 'squitos along the ridge before passing Starr King. Les pointed out a burned-out snag where he spent a frigid bivy one time (can't imagine how that single tree got lit on fire...can you?)

but that's another story for around the campfire at the STaco BackcountryClimb fest. (I'm in there, but only if the approach is via a different route.)

em, skeezingeezering from the old climbers home

PS eKat...you GO girl!!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
The Seas of Stone.
Feb 6, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
Sounds like a grand outing. Low hangin' fruit, as it were, waiting for YOU to pluck.
Oh, yes. It's a Grand Rock. There it is.
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