Ascent of Mount Starr on 2016-07-03
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, July 3, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||12840 ft / 3913 m|
Ascent Trip Reporti got lucky and found a parking spot at the trailhead at 9:45am on this busy sunday.
take the mono pass trail up to the pass, mount starr is on the right. take a hard right and climb the sand to the ridge, it's easier than going straight up the steep rocky summit. once you attain the ridge it's relatively straight-forward to traverse/climb to the summit area, class 2-3 the whole way.
i bumped into two other parties in the rocks, one of which had given up and was headed down. the other was an older couple who seemed to be having a fine time making their way slowly through the rocks, but weren't quite sure where the summit was. i first summited on a class 3+ approach going north on the ridge, but after scrambling around the summit boulder area a bit i found several easier approaches. i dropped back down and guided the couple toward the easier approaches, and they were pretty happy to reach the summit.
the views are great.
standing on mount starr, with mount morgan in background (2016-07-03). Photo by Dean Gaudet.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2617 ft / 797 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2617 ft / 797 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||8 mi / 12.8 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||2617 ft / 797 m|
| Distance:||4.1 mi / 6.7 km|
| Route:||mono pass + XC|
| Start Trailhead:||mosquito flats 10223 ft / 3115 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 19 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2617 ft / 797 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.2 km|
| Route:||XC + mono pass|
| End Trailhead:||mosquito flats 10223 ft / 3115 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 43 Minutes|
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