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DariaMithral Dihedral  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


Quite a striking route, very memorable experience. Finished despite massive hail storm as we clung to the rock in the middle of the dihedral
Posted Oct 22, 2011 9:25 pm

DariaFishhook Arete   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2011


One of my favorite climbs. Great route!
Posted Oct 22, 2011 9:16 pm

Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010


Went after the first snow thinking the north side of the east ridge wouldn't be that bad. We were wrong. Made it about half way up the ridge from the saddle before turning back. Lots of snow/ice, had to clear hand and foot holds and we were wearing approach shoes and had cold feet.
Posted Sep 11, 2011 9:27 pm

RootsEast Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005


Great climb with nice exposure!
Posted Aug 29, 2011 7:10 pm

fleshy1East Ridge Jazz Hands Edition  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


Day trip. Excellent ridge!
Posted Aug 28, 2011 2:25 pm

SawtoothSeanTRaverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010


Did the Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir traverse in a long day with SuperDave. Whitney was great, but Mt. Russell was spectacular. The East Ridge is tons of fun and the down climb the south side provided us with a nice challenge. Watching climbers on the South face routes was fantastic.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 9:39 pm

Bill562East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Solo from Whitney Portal. Lots of people and bears at the portal, not a single creature on Russell.
Posted Aug 16, 2011 2:02 pm

zoomlocoStar Trekkin car to car  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


The crux is a finger crack and slab feet (.10b/c) but the best part is the 200' exposed 5.9 handcrack above. This route also does the crux of Mithril Dihedral at the top. Recommended. Car to car in 17 hours. S Face of Russell is Chilly already mid Sept...
Posted Jul 7, 2011 11:50 am

BLongFishhook  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011


Had great fun heading up the Fishhook and down the East Ridge
Posted Jul 7, 2011 3:24 am

cabEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Really a fun climb. Had to cross a short snow field near the top of the east summit. No crampons necessary but used the ice axe just in case.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 10:51 am

Vitaliy M.East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Vitaliy M.

Fun dayhike with Chad through Cleaver Col. We also did Carillon on the way. Need to come back for Fishhook, and Mithal.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 4:38 pm

TheNobleSunfishEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011


Fun scramble - took a few variations to avoid snow, and still had to crampon up for one short stretch.
Posted Jun 17, 2011 12:34 pm

MBFNSouth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2011


Awesome climb, couldn't ask for better weather.
Posted Jun 13, 2011 3:10 am

harryquachFine Summer Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010


Posted May 23, 2011 7:18 pm

jpsmythMultiple times -east ridge  Sucess!


First of several successful climbs. First climb was with my brother. Climbed again each year 2001-2005 with groups of friends
Posted May 12, 2011 1:30 am

SKIEast Ridge... Didn't Happen
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011


Shut down by white out conditions and steady snowfall. Didn't make it past Russell/Carillon Col. Skied from saddle back down to Lower Boyscout Lake.
Posted Apr 25, 2011 9:20 am

thholderEast ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010


solo dayhike...beautiful day on our way home from vacation in Colorado
Posted Feb 19, 2011 6:14 pm

GigaMikeWhitney Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Climbed Mt. Russell as part of a 5 peak Whitney Loop. Up the MR and down MT.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 12:53 am

Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010


Attempted the exposed East Arete, complete with loose early season snow...made it to 13,800 before exhaustion and sketchiness got the best of us. Will return!
Posted Nov 16, 2010 12:51 am

douggrangerSouth Face, Right Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010


Tricky finding class 3 route around the headwall.
Tried 2nd and 3rd chute to right of headwall, but
couldn't get through. Finally had success on diagonal
to left of headwall.
Posted Oct 25, 2010 7:52 pm

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