Starlight Peak Climber's Log

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wmolland - Jul 25, 2022 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2022

On the traverse from Thunderbolt to North Pal  Sucess!

What a rad summit block. Hard from any angle- as well as stunning from any angle. One of the cooler high points in the Sierra.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 29, 2019 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2019

Palisade Traverse, Thunderbolt, Starlight and N Pal  Sucess!

Beautiful Traverse. We did the 3 peaks over a course of two days with a high bivy directly below the summit pinnacle of Starlight Peak. There was still a ton of snow!


bennovak - Aug 11, 2018 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2018

NW chute  Sucess!

Last of the CA 14ers day hikes. Couldn't have done it without Kurt at SMI

utclimber - Aug 30, 2017 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017

Palisade Traverse  Sucess!

Did the Palisade traverse from Thunderbolt to Sill as a day hike from South Lake. Brought climbing shoes for the milk bottle and was happy to have them.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Jul 7, 2017 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2004

Traverse from N. Palisade  Sucess!

Done as part of a Palisade traverse.


Romain - Jul 7, 2017 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2017

Starlight Buttress  Sucess!

Long and arduous climb, especially given the sorry condition of the Clyde Couloir, making the usual approach to the base of the climb tricky and dangerous. Instead, we climbed 5.7-5.8 rock on the right side, at the toe of the buttress. We went right at the top, into a 5.5 chimney leading directly to the summit platform. The descent took some downclimbing and 12 rappels. We did not tag the top of the Milk Bottle on this trip due to lack of time, but we did reach the summit register. This was my last California 14er. Full TR here.


Fletch - Sep 11, 2016 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2016

From Thunderbolt   Sucess!

Great weather, great day


dpsiebert - Sep 5, 2016 8:23 pm

NW Chute  Sucess!

Climbed from Thunderbolt Pass. Went on to North Pal.


DukeJH - Aug 15, 2014 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Traverse to Thunderbolt  Sucess!

Started with Starlight from the west with a traverse to Thunderbolt. Fun stuff.


iditarod81 - Aug 4, 2014 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Traverse from Tbolt  Sucess!

Ridgeline was phenomenal! Thanks to our guide Trevor for great leading along the traverse and up the famed summit block. A little extra adrenaline kick: made it to the top of the milk bottle as thunder and lightning started flashing a few miles away.

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Oct 24, 2013 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2013

TBolt to North Pal  Sucess!

Traversed from Thunderbolt to Starlight to North Pal. Starlight was my favorite part, but also took us the longest and gave us the most route finding trouble.


douggranger - Sep 12, 2013 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2012

Traverse from Thunderbolt  Sucess!

Truly a thrill to be atop the milk bottle I'd read so much about.


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 11:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Starlight Buttress Direct, 5.7  Sucess!

W/ Chris. Great route. 12hrs r/t from bivy.


westhegimp - Aug 11, 2013 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Tbolt pass to Npal

Mini traverse from camp site at Tbolt pass, up to Tbolt, here then on to Npal. Good times.


cab - Jul 22, 2013 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

From Thunderbolt  Sucess!

Some route finding errors made this a long climb from Thunderbolt. From the summit, we descended (I think) Southwest Chute #4. We made 6 or 7 rappels along the way. There were rap stations already set up at all of the necessary spots.


mrchad9 - Sep 24, 2012 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012

Palisade Traverse  Sucess!

Great lunch spot on our trip covering the Palisade Traverse. Some fun moves coming up from the saddle with Thunderbolt.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Sep 22, 2012 11:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012

NW Chute  Sucess!

NW Chute. Best summit ever!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Aug 27, 2012 3:35 pm

From SIll  Sucess!

Winter ascent in February


Bill562 - Aug 21, 2012 12:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

NW chute  Sucess!

With Oleg R. CA 14er #13.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Aug 3, 2012 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012

Pal Traverse  Sucess!

With Dennis, Lots of low fifth and fourth up the north shoulder of Starlight. Wild moves on the east side of the Milkbottle.

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