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Ascent of Mount Starr King on 2011-09-17

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Matthew Hengst
Jack Kieffer
Jennifer Blackie
Anne Kircher
Thanh Quan
Laurent Hoffman
Kim Breul
Date:Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Starr King
    Location:USA-California
    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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