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GuiltyRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: 08/18/01  Sucess!


I went up the East Ridge, met up with two other climbers (Tom H. & Larry) showed them the way to the summit. Stayed around took some good photos and headed down the South chute. At the bottom, by Russell/Whitney pass, I ascended up the north face of Whitney coming out on top of the mountaineer's route. Summit Whitney, then Muir and down to Lower Boy Scout Lake in 9hrs.

Posted Aug 29, 2001 10:33 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 4, 2001  Sucess!


This was the eleventh peak of my CA 14er tour.

After bagging Muir and Whitney, I descended Whitney's North Face to the low point between Whitney and Russell. Then I cruised up the Class 3 South Face of Russell. Most of the climb was on Class 2 loose talus and sand. There was a fun (albeit short) section of Class 3 rock near the top.

Some time I need to go climb some of the more demanding routes on Russell. The Mithal Dihedral looks awesome.
Posted Aug 26, 2001 12:30 pm

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