Mount Starr Climber's Log

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Ambret - Aug 18, 2011 2:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

Via Mono Pass  Sucess!

Summited Starr with friends Brian and Bruce. Beautiful walk up the Little Lakes Valley and past Ruby Lake. Mono Pass still had snow, but it was possible to stay on sand and rock most of the way up. Some fun rock scrambling toward the top of the mountain. Fantastic views from the summit. A very enjoyable hike.


mengbo - May 31, 2011 3:00 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

east face  Sucess!

did not realize the mono pass route so did my own version. just go directly to the east face on snow. ice axe and crampons were used. i believe it was a class 3.


bc44caesar - Apr 25, 2011 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

East Gullies/North Face

From the pack station toured out the road until below the second gully from the north. High winds and icy conditions made a trip to the summit and a ski descent of the gullies unappealing. The north face had picked up all the windblown powder however, making for a superb descent directly back to the car.


Langenbacher - Sep 14, 2010 4:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Summit Confusion  Sucess!

Nice warmup hike before doing Morgan. Spent too much time going back and forth between the E/W summits twice trying to decide which one was higher and searching in vain for a register.

Ascended south summit from Mono pass first - would have been much easier to go halfway down to Summit lake and up the chute next to the North (true) summit.

Great views of Morgan, BCS, Abbot, Red&White, Red Slate, Pioneer Basin, and Little Lakes Valley.


SierraCJ - Aug 24, 2010 10:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Mono Pass  Sucess!

Great hike from Mosquito Flat. Nice boulder scramble on summit ridge.


KClosson - Jan 28, 2010 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Mono Pass  Sucess!

This was fun one with good views. I just remember getting to the summit alone, but then coming down Mono Pass it was a lot more of a traffic jam then I expected. I was waiting for the "passing lanes" when I found myself behind a single line of 15 people. ;)

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009

Mono Pass  Sucess!

Scouting the trail and looking into the Pioneer Basin from the south. nice day but cold.


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 3:57 pm

From Mono Pass  Sucess!

Fun trip with friends and doggies


birdhead - Jul 20, 2009 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Mono Pass  Sucess!

As others have said, the true summit is definitely hard to distinguish. When I was on the South summit I thought the North summit looked a bit higher, but when I got to the North summit the South summit looked higher! Either way, the views are pretty good for less than half a days effort.


farrisgl - Mar 8, 2009 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2002

Peak climbed on the way to 4th Recess Lake  Sucess!

Pretty easy trip summit off of Mono Pass on our way to camp at gorgeous 4th recess lake. Provided a good view back at Rock Creek.


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1997

West slope  Sucess!

from Mono Pass. Sand surfed down the southeast slop in a jiffy!


PrestonRhea - Sep 3, 2008 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

East Slope  Sucess!

First climb up a Sierra Nevada peak ever. I've been hooked since.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Aug 29, 2008 1:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008

From Mono Pass  Sucess!

Outstanding view from the top- worth the mild altitude sickenss!


steve_hiebert - Jul 31, 2008 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

From Mono Pass  Sucess!

Fun class 2 climb from Mono Pass. We headed for the ridge as early as we could. It was my second time up the peak both via the same route. We were hoping for Abbot but ominous clouds at 7am encouraged us to switch destinations when we got to Ruby Lake.


cbuelow - Jun 27, 2008 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

From Mono Pass  Sucess!

Nice hike up to Mono Pass with a stop at Ruby Lake on the way. There was snow for a hundred yards or so below the pass, but a solo packer had gone up and his tracks showed the way. I postholed at one point and scraped my leg pretty good on a hidden boulder. Despite the blood, I was happy because I knew that could have been a lot worse. From the pass, I headed up to the nearest highpoint, but that obviously wasn't the summit. At least it got me out of that awful sand and I took my time enjoying the ridge traverse over to what finally turned out to be the real summit. Found the register wedged in the granite in, of all things, a beef jerky bag. I was the second one of the day to sign in, but also only the second one in 2008. I suspect that has more to do with the difficulty with figuring out the actual high point and then locating the register in what looks like litter... Smoky day from all the fires, but is there really a bad day in the Sierra. The 13k peaks around the Little Lakes Valley were beautiful nonetheless. Dropped down the chute directly below the summit and ended up hitting a boulder under some scree and falling on my ass and bruising my tailbone. Didn't expect to get bruised and bloodied on this one, of all peaks, but all in all it was a great day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Mar 26, 2008 12:38 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

East Gully  Sucess!

Trip Report


Kara - Oct 27, 2007 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2007

Mono Pass - Class 2  Sucess!

Wonderful day trip with my 5 month-pregnant climbing partner. Super rewarding summit without too much stress. I was unsure of the actual summit, and had an enjoyable ridge traverse to the northern summit, each summit (northern and southern) looking just a tad higher than the other! Couldn't find a register, but that ridge traverse was sooooo worth the search. The fall colors in the lakes valley made the area look like a golf course!


bechtt - Sep 7, 2007 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007

Warm-up  Sucess!

After a 7 hour drive from Northern Cal, started hiking at 4PM. Went up via Mono Pass and down the East Face. I would never suggest the East Face as an ascent (maybe with snow) but it had some of the best scree for plunge stepping descent yet encountered.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 18, 2007 11:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

From Mono Pass  Sucess!

Took four kids up to Mono Pass - what was I thinking? Trip Report


Luciano136 - Oct 16, 2007 6:15 pm

Re: From Mono Pass

That's pretty funny (well, to read at least :)

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