Starlight Peak Climber's Log

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zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

t-bolt to sill  Sucess!

traverse is not as hard as hyped, a bit disappointed. milk bottle was definitely fun, and not difficult at all.


TheNobleSunfish - Jun 29, 2011 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Thunderbolt to U-Notch  Sucess!

With Pratyush!


pratyush - Jun 27, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

TB to North Pal

climbed as 3-member team, bailed when it was 6.30 and we were still at U-Notch. The 3 peaks that we did were awesome though!


Daria - Sep 26, 2010 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

palisade traverse  Sucess!

Coming from Thunderbolt and on the way to Polemonium. Cool summit milk bottle. I felt privileged to be standing atop a phallic symbol


Hyadventure - Aug 30, 2010 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Northwest Chute  Sucess!

The cold weather and high winds turned this into a hellish climb for me. Too windy to free the Milk Bottle, but I was able to aid it. Plenty of real climbing from class 3 to 5.easy. The tricky route finding and tons of exposure makes this a climb only for the bold and skilled.

WARNING: Do not climb the Milk Bottle without a sling (double) to back-up the bolt. The ΒΌ inch bolt and folded sheet metal hanger, both rusted, are not safe to handle bodyweight, let alone a fall.


PellucidWombat - Jun 22, 2010 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Pink Cowboy Hat  Sucess!

Steph Abegg and I summited while doing the Palisade Traverse. We brought a pink cowboy hat along as a summit prop!


HeyItsBen - Oct 28, 2009 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

Tbolt - N. Pal traverse  Sucess!

Cool to actually see the milkbottle in person after seeing pictures of it for so long, kind of like meeting that celebrity that you've only seen on TV (if you watch TV, that is). Long and rewarding day.


soslaw - Oct 19, 2009 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


Fun to straddle the summit pinnacle ala Norman Clyde


justing - Sep 22, 2009 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009

Traverse from v-notch  Sucess!

Great lead by kovarpa allowed me to have a nice toprope.


gordonye - Sep 8, 2009 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

NW chute  Sucess!

Climbed with Vladimir and Hakan from Palisade Basin. The "Milk Bottle" was an exciting top rope for me. Thanks to Hakan's route info we were able to follow this complicated route with 4 belayed 4th class sections. Vladimir soloed the "Milk Bottle" with approach shoes, a backpack, and a hiking pole!


Diggler - Sep 8, 2009 4:38 pm

Re: SW chute

Congrats, Gordon! It's always sweeter after a few attempts. Glad you guys made it up & down both of these challenging & amazing peaks. So is Thunderbolt the only one left now??? When's the barbeque going to be, man?!


gordonye - Sep 10, 2009 3:44 pm

Re: SW chute

I got a lot to go if I want to finish the CA 14ers. I got thunderbolt, but not williamson/tyndall/sill/langley/muir/white/split, so only half done :) Still must do the barbecue though! Some time in Oct?


RickF - Aug 14, 2009 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

The "Milk Bottle" was everything that I anticipated   Sucess!

...but getting up to and down from the summit pinnacle was more challenging than I expected. This was the third in our three peak traverse that included Polemonium & North Pal. We approached via the west chute from Palisade Basin and traversed from North Pal. We descend by multiple raps down the Starlight Chute. Safely summitting and descending was made possible through the team effort of my partners, Phil & Joe.


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 4:09 pm

Traverse in a day  Sucess!

Palisades traverse from T-bolt to Sill


Blackmouth - Aug 10, 2009 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

Day hiked the Thuderbolt to Sill Traverse in just over 20 hours. Started at South Lake and ended at the shuttle car at Glacier Lodge. Climbed with SPer's Forjan,Kevin Trieu,Dave S,Luis Gijon and Corey Harelson. Traversed from Thunderbolt to the "Milk Bottle". Topped out via a TR that was lead/set by Dave S. Great climbing Trip.


seano - Sep 5, 2008 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

From T-bolt  Sucess!

Continuing the traverse. Skipped the milk bottle because I thought I needed to hurry, so I'll have to come back.


ghoulwe4 - Sep 2, 2008 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Up the NW Route  Sucess!

Three members of the Ghoulwe Mountaineering Club; Dave Johnson, John Wettstein & Daniel Guerrero climbed Starlight via the NW Chute - for Dave & John, the final Calif. 14er!


jimegan - Aug 30, 2008 4:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Starlight Pk  Sucess!

Climbed with Mike Brooks from our base camp at Dusy Basin. Used the NW Chute route and made it to the top of the milk bottle


Guilty - Aug 26, 2008 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Traverse from T-bolt  Sucess!

Came up from Underhill Couloir with some friends. Fourth time up.


jimegan - Oct 9, 2008 5:45 pm

Re: I drink your Milkshake!

Check you is 10/9/ this some kind of time warp?

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