Elevation

12,841 ft / 3,913 m

Prominence

755 ft / 230 m

Summits

11 summits

Top climbing months

September  27%

April   18%

June   18%

Most climbed route

Mono Pass/West Face

"Followed use trail from Mono Pass & scrambled through the rocks to the ridge. I think I tagged each high point, thinking it was the summit. Didn't find a register on any of them, but I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't look for long. Followed fun sandy chute down the east face for about 1/2 the elevation, then picked my way through the band of rocky cliffs using short chimneys and chutes. Fun day." - calipidder, Jul 25, 2014
"Day 1 of an Eastern Sierra backcountry skiing trip. Skinned up an east facing chute to the ridge, where we realized the summit was way south through a boulder traverse then a skin up 700 more vert to a short rock scramble. On the way down we made the mistake of skiing down a different east gully than we'd skinned up. After some great corn skiing, about a third of the way down we hit the first impassible cliff band. A lot of monkeying about traversing and plunge-stepping down rotten snow with ice axes finally got us through 2 cliff bands and back to some turns and bushwacking down to the road." - scott, Apr 15, 2014
"Drove up from Las Vegas, NV with some friends to do some backpacking in the Sierras this weekend. From the Mosquito Flat Trailhead, we hiked to Mono Pass, then a short (but STEEP) trek up to Mount Starr, before continuing all the way to our destination, Fourth Recess Lake. We set up camp & passed out. The next day, we hiked around the lake, then up to the top of the waterfall. What amazing views! On the third day, we packed up & hiked back out." - Kevin, Jun 21, 2013
"Copy and pasted Kevin's description... "Drove up from Las Vegas, NV with some friends to do some backpacking in the Sierras this weekend. From the Mosquito Flat Trailhead, we hiked to Mono Pass, then a short (but STEEP) trek up to Mount Starr, before continuing all the way to our destination, Fourth Recess Lake. We set up camp & passed out. The next day, we hiked around the lake, then up to the top of the waterfall. What amazing views! On the third day, we packed up & hiked back out."" - Brenda, Jun 21, 2013
"Climbed Mount Starr on my 25th birthday, Saturday, October 7th, 1978 along with my Sierra Club friend and legend Tom Ross, after his friend and equally famous Sierra Club legend Dr. Andy Smatko stayed behind in Bishop after the fuel pump on his GMC Jimmy gave out.....Tom and I watched as Andy's old Jimmy slowed down next to us on Highway 395 in the climb north of Bishop with Mount Tom in front of us, but didn't realize what was happening, and it was too dangerous to stop, so we went on and climbed Mount Starr by ourselves.....Tom took a picture of me atop the summit which I still have here in " - SierraCuban, Oct 7, 1978

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