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Ascent to Mount Starr King-30' below dome plateau on 1997-07-26

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:my wife Marcia Pattee and daughter Camille Sarna
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 26, 1997
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Mount Starr King - 30' below dome plateau
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9000 ft / 2743 m
    Remaining Elevation:92 ft / 28 m (8% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

tried this with my wife and daughter but started climbing the wall too far to the left and didn't feel comfortable getting up the last 30', due to lack of spots to place pro. I tried getting up closer to the normal route but by then my wife and daughter (and I) were skiddish about the possibility of a fall, so we gave up and went over to climb the dome to the west as a consolation prize.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 305 m
    Elevation Loss:1000 ft / 305 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:5.6
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 305 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Mono Meadows Trail to west side of Starr King
    Trailhead:enroute to Dome Baez  8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1000 ft / 305 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:enroute to Dome Baez  8000 ft / 2438 m



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