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Mount Starr King
Mount Starr King west profile.JPG
Mount Starr King's west face.
Highest point
Elevation 9,096 ft (2,772 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,012 ft (308 m)
Parent peak Mount Clark
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Half Dome
First ascent August 1876 by George Bailey and E. S. Schuyler via Northeast Side, class 5.2
Easiest route Rock climb, class 5

Mount Starr King is a symmetrical granite dome in Yosemite National Park, whose highest point is 9,096 feet (2,772 m) above sea level.

Climbing Starr King's dome requires technical skills or equipment, and the easiest routes are rated low class 5 in the Yosemite Decimal System.

It was named for Thomas Starr King, a Unitarian preacher and political activist. It has historically been known by various names including Kings Peak, See-wah-lam, South Dome, and Tis-sa-ack.

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