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East Face

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.42700°N / 118.765°W

Object Title: East Face

Route Type: Scrambling, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 2

Route Quality: 
 - 2 Votes
 

 

Page By: Bob Burd

Created/Edited: Oct 3, 2003 / Mar 5, 2006

Object ID: 158978

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Page Score: 72.92%  - 3 Votes 

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Approach

This is the fastest route up to Mt. Starr. From the Mosquito Flat TH, hike up the Mono Pass trail for about 1/2 mile. Leave the trail anywhere that looks interesting in this broad stretch along the East Face.

Route Description

There is no predefined route or routes on the East Face. It is quite broad, perhaps half a mile wide at the base, and almost starting point can be used. Many interesting class 3 routes can be found as alternatives on this face, along with difficult but short class 4-5 sections if looking for more of a challenge. The East Face is more interesting than taking the trail to Mono Pass, but that isn't saying a whole lot. Most will find the route somewhat of a slog when free of snow. Perhaps its best attraction is as a backcountry ski/snowboard line. Any of several broad chutes make for fine descents when snow-filled and avalanche danger is minimal.

Essential Gear

None needed.

Miscellaneous Info

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Little Mountain Goatdifficult

Little Mountain Goat

Voted 9/10

Routefinding on this route is very difficult. I was lucky enough to avoid thescree that many people mention, but was caught on long portions of class 3-4 unprepared.
Posted Jun 7, 2008 10:18 am

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Images

East face of Mt Starr in March Dave halfway up the East...