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cdogquick break  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

cdog

looking back up at the Whitney skyline after the trip, I'm glad to have spent the time to visit this summit. Great views and a little peace and quiet from the Whitney Trail experience, in addition to a little spice.
Posted Aug 31, 2014 1:07 pm

David MortensenCrooks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

David Mortensen

I enjoyed doing this as a little diversion from the main trail. It didn't take long, and the view from the top is really spectacular.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 7:29 pm

regolitheScramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

regolithe

Easy scramble from the main trail
Posted Jan 20, 2013 1:39 pm

NavySeabeeFun Diversion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

NavySeabee

Nice 8 minute diversion from the trail. Loved looking down the 2000' face. Too bad some clown stole the summit register.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 1:51 pm

jonathanlukShort side trip off Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

jonathanluk

Fun scramble off the Whitney Trail, scary feeling at the tip with near vertical on 3 sides!
Posted Oct 29, 2011 4:01 am

hightineraryWhy Not?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

hightinerary

I have climbed several times, always on my way back from Mt. Whitney.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 12:55 pm

GigaMikeFrom Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

GigaMike

Another fun side trip from the Whitney trail.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 2:35 pm

fedakSide trip from Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

fedak

Nice little diversion from the Whitney Trail
(with, IMHO, a nicer 360 view than the Whitney summit)

Pics are here.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 2:16 pm

GerrySMust do  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

GerryS

Nice excursion from the main trail
Posted Dec 1, 2007 10:30 pm

Michael Graupe2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Michael Graupe

Last day of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. The main objective of the day was to climb Mt. Newcomb. Starting at Whitney Portal I decided to climb McAdie on the way from Arc Pass. Then descended the class 2 chute to Crabtree Pass, climbed Mt. Newcomb via the class 3 east face. From there I returned to Crabtree Pass and gained the Sierra Crest climbing Discovery Pinnacle from the south. I intercepted the trail and hiked up Mt. Whitney. On the way back I also climbed Keeler Needle, Crooks Peak, Third Needle, Aguille Extra, Aguille du Paquoir and Mt. Muir. A long day in a very beautiful area. 14.5h car to car.
Posted Nov 2, 2007 1:59 pm

Steve LarsonEast Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Steve Larson

Climbed the somewhat long and definitely interesting East Buttress with Brian Decker. After topping out just below the "summit" we traversed over to the main trail, went up Whitney, and then down the Mountaineer's Route. Interesting crowd that you find on Whitney in the summer high season. Some are well-prepared. Others, well, let's just say that they are candidates for a Darwin Award.
Posted Aug 5, 2007 11:15 pm

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