Penelope May-Smrz and I scrambled up the Starr Route on June 29, 2015. We tried to climb up from the toe of the buttress, but found it steep and 4th, maybe 5th class. Decided to go around the buttress and after short hike up on the right side of the buttress, found easy gully that got us on the buttress. Stay on the rock, it is harder but cleaner. If you stay in the gullies, there is much loose rock. 3rd/easy 4th all the way up. The Ledge is loose and dirty. Long rubble slope to the summit. Over 2,100 feet of gain from Wanda Lake. Great summit views.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe