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awagherRoute Climbed: South Face Right Side Date Climbed: July 8th, 2005  Sucess!


Day hiked in from the Whitney Portals with Mark Ingram. 17 hrs. car to car. Nice climb. One hour thunder / hail / lightning storm hit while descending to the pass. Here are some pics...
Posted Jul 9, 2005 3:08 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

En route to Mount Carillon.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 5:50 pm

ZzyzxRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!
Terrific climb with Pavel and Roman. Spent a night on the East summit with a spectacular view of Williamson and then went to the West Summit in the morning. Came down the South Face and went to Whitney.
Posted Jun 25, 2005 10:26 pm

RomainRoute Climbed: South Face, Right side Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Rene' Renteria. We camped at Iceberg Lake with RPC and his wife Shirley (see next entry). Had a nice hike up the South Face and finished the portion of the East Ridge we had not completed in January 2003. Very windy and cold that day, but a nice route. I don't think it's used much as an ascent route (it's basically the descent for Fishhook and Mithral). A TR with photos is on my website.
Posted Jun 24, 2005 12:47 am

rpcRoute Climbed: Fishhook Arete Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!


Shirley and I took our time on approach this time around. 1st night at UBSL; 2nd night at Iceberg. There we had the pleasure of running into and camping with Romain (whom I had bothered for beta a ~year earlier) and Rene. Climbed the Arete on day 3 under sunny skies but in high winds and very cold conditions. Nice route. Followed description in Supertopo. Almost every pitch has some cool move or two but those are separated by long sections of low 5th class (except P1). Route is ledgy. Felt pretty altitude stricken at top. There's better routes on this thing but it'll be a while before we want to do this approach hike again...
Posted Jun 22, 2005 8:01 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!


Up East Ridge, down South Face. Bivy on the ridge was awesome - unbelievable views. First of the three 14ers that day in the fine company of Kris and Roman.
Posted Jun 1, 2005 2:12 am

MjollnirRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 29 2005  Sucess!


Did a push from Whitney Portal trailhead to the West Summit in 8 hours. Conditions were perfect.
Posted May 31, 2005 12:04 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 1995


My brother Mark and I got turned back on the final serac due to heavy ice conditions early in the season. We subsequently ran out of daylight and ended up bivying near the summit plateau with only one sleeping bag between us. We watched the sun go down at six p.m. and the next thirteen hours until it rose again were pure misery!
Posted Mar 19, 2005 2:17 pm

cottersnowRoute Climbed: SE face R side Date Climbed: 2003-2004  Sucess!
Did this route during various linkups. It is possible to drop down the NE face to Tulainyo Lake though it is time consuming. An easy scramble will get you back to the Russel-Carillion col. If coming from the top of the Mountaineers route on Whitney it is also possible to take a short cut from the notch over to Russell with some route finding. Happy hunting.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 10:06 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: East Ridge (ascent) / South Slope, Right Side (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

The third stop on a Carillon-Tunnabora-Russell-Whitney-Muir dayhike out of Whitney Portal. A very nice peak: the East Ridge was extremely enjoyable, as was the headwall at the top of the South Slopes.
Posted Nov 18, 2004 9:35 pm

physicsRoute Climbed: south face, right side Date Climbed: October 9, 2004  Sucess!


climbed with fbagni from summitpost; we went the south face, right side route which had moderate exposure but all bomber holds; lots of wind and a few icy patches starting to form on the top ridge
Posted Oct 11, 2004 12:28 pm

Fred BagniRoute Climbed: South East Right Side Date Climbed: October 9, 2004  Sucess!

Fred Bagni

Beautiful day. Little windy. Lots of loose rock. No ice or snow.
Posted Oct 10, 2004 8:21 pm

spinefxrRoute Climbed: Left side of South headwall Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!


Russell was the first peak of three to summit on this day hike. Russell-Whitney-Muir. Weather was perfect.
Posted Oct 1, 2004 4:54 pm

tbnelsonRoute Climbed: East Arete Date Climbed: June 24, 2004  Sucess!


Summitted via the East Arete. Easy climbing but fantastic exposure. When we got to the summit the guy who summitted an hour earlier was Aron Ralston - the guy who had to amputate his arm. His summit entry stated that he was off to do Whitney and Muir that same day.
Posted Sep 28, 2004 2:38 pm

josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed the East Rigde with cp0915. Had a helluva good time on a great route. The exposure was not as bad as I had imagined it and the route was straight up aesthetic.

Jim Browsky must wear a cap.

Posted Sep 27, 2004 3:37 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: e ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!


Nice dayhike, although I felt crummy from a cold I was getting over. Calm and relatively warm on the w. summit. Tagged Carillon too.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 11:10 am

orandallRoute Climbed: east ridge Date Climbed: August 14 2004  Sucess!


East ridge is a great climb, and the exposure isn't as menacing as it would seem at first glance. There are maybe 2 or 3 spots where class 3 moves are required, but evern those aren't anything daunting for those with comfort with technical passages. Thunderstorm rolled in very suddenly and hit when we were 2 minutes from summit so we literally tagged it and left. Dropped as low as possible away from ridge on North Side to traverse back to saddle via some 5.4ish type moves. 13 hours car-to-car.
Posted Aug 15, 2004 9:24 pm

balajisvRoute Climbed: East ridge via Rockwell variation Date Climbed: Aug 1 2004  Sucess!


The ridge was the best part of the climb. However you try to get to it, it's a slog.
Posted Aug 11, 2004 8:35 pm

BranchWhitneyRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/31/2002  Sucess!
Fun route, much better than the Mountaineers Route up Whitney.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 2:57 am

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: East Ridge / Rockwell Variation Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!


Dayhiked with balajisv. NFLPC is well marked and solid, all the way to UBSL. Rockwell was loose to the first rock band but fairly solid the rest of the way. The east ridge is spectacular. The descent (normal route) was extremely loose -- I would not recommend ascending this way.
Posted Aug 2, 2004 6:33 pm

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