Ascent of Mount Starr King on 2011-09-17
|Others in Party:||Matthew Hengst|
|Date:||Saturday, September 17, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Starr King|
| Elevation:||9092 ft / 2771 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Private Outing***
3 day, 2 night backpack for two pitch Class 5 Route up southeast side of Mount Starr King. My first Class 5 peak! Nice trail for first half of distance to camp; cross country from there across easy to read and cross terrain. About 5 miles and 5 hours to camp. Second day we summited; we came up to southernmost saddle, then class 3 (?) up the bump south of Starr King. Two pitches followed by s short class 3 scramble to summit. Two station rappel to get down and then moonlight hike back to camp. About 2 miles and 10 - 11 hours for summit and return. Third day we packed out; about 3 hours from camp to car. Distance given is for entire trip.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3000 ft / 915 m|
| Distance:||14 mi / 22.5 km|
| Trailhead:||6092 ft / 1856 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 5|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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