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96avs01East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

96avs01

Climbed the East Ridge from Upper Boy Scout Lake with several CMC members. Great climb, will definitely do it again one day. We successfully missed all the 4th of July traffic on the mountain as we were one of only two parties on the route.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 2:15 pm

lasvegaswraithEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

lasvegaswraith

Standard route of N Fork to Carillon saddle ILO Rockwell variation climbed the first time - the only variation from the normal route seemed like loose talus instead of loose sand - to saddle and on to East Ridge. A great reminder this is so much better than work!
Posted Jul 1, 2008 2:18 am

kovarpaEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

kovarpa

Climbed with Vendulka from UBSL, a great ridge climb with a real alpine feel to it and not a single other soul on the mountain.
Posted Apr 30, 2008 3:21 pm

david whitingFear of heights!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2002

david whiting

Thought this was a class three. Well, not for me. The ridge was just too exposed to feel comfortable on a solo trip.
Posted Mar 15, 2008 6:38 pm

MoapaPkRockwell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004

MoapaPk

Once more Jim reminds me to sign in. Went up the Rockwell, down the scree as a day hike from the Portal, accompanied by BW and 4 tough women. Great trip. Really not that bad if you stay on route, but becomes exposure-creepy off-route.
Posted Mar 5, 2008 8:18 pm

jimeganMT RUSSELL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

jimegan

CLIMBED SOLO VIA EAST RIDGE...GREAT CLIMB AFTER DOING CARILLON FROM SADDLE ABOVE UPPER BOY SCOUT LAKE
Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:53 am

Shirley LamEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

Shirley Lam

Continues to be one of my favorite ridges in the Sierras...beautiful views!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:27 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

bighornmonkey

East Ridge twice... awesome route!
Posted Dec 27, 2007 4:40 am

brucelacroixSucess...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007
Climbed three 14ers in a day. Whitney, Muir, Russell.
Posted Nov 24, 2007 11:53 am

derekp62East Ridge with Loma Prieta PCS
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

derekp62

Summited with our entire group from the Loma Prieta peak climbing section of the Sierra Club. Had a nice climb up Carillon the previous day.
Posted Nov 21, 2007 4:55 pm

ZzyzxEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007
Solo hike of Russell / Whitney and Muir in a day. I almost gave up on it before getting to the ridge. When I'd climbed it before, I'd taken the first couloir past the Upper Boyscout to get to the Russell / Carillon plateau, but this time I decided to do the Rockwell variation. It was terrible! All that loose rock and send made the upward progress very slow, and the only reason I kept going was that I didn't want to go back down the same way. Once at the plateau, at the beginning of the E. Ridge, I decided to go for the summit. Descended the South Face (right side).
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:23 am

panweilinMy 1st CA 14ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

panweilin

It was my first California 14er. Just happened to pick one of the toughest on the list.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 2:14 pm

Matt WorsterRussell Carillion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Matt Worster

Russell, then Carillion, with some nice thundercracks as we shot up Carillion. We took Rockwell variation up, standard route down. The Rockwell variation isn't necessarily better, but it sucks less on the way up. East Ridge of Russell was nice scrambly fun. Wish there was more of it!
Posted Sep 4, 2007 10:49 am

brusyQuadruple 14neer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

brusy

Went up the Whitney Trail on Friday, camped at crowded Trail camp. The other day got up the switchbacks, made a little side trip to Mt. Muir, short fun climb! Continued following the trail up Whitney summit, spent few hours chatting with people (there were many), than climbed down the Mountaineers Route to Iceberg Lake and spent another windy night there. Didn't get much sleep as the wind blew instantly to my face through my bivy... Another morning I stared late ,9:30, and headed up the Iceberg Col and then traversed to Russel's South Face, which was a long scramble up the face, than a little class 3 up to the ridge. I took the easier Right Side variation. After hanging around summit with 2 guys who climbed Fishhook Arete, climbed down, packed all my stuff and followed the North Folk Creek Trail down to the portal. I must say it is much easier to do so if there is snow... My knees were killing me... That night I drove my car to Cottonwood Lakes trail head, camped there and in the morning started early for the Mt. Langley never ending day hike... Took me 9.5 hours round trip but it was worth it. Beautiful area at Cottonwood Lakes...
Met so many great people on this trip that I have talked to and spent some time with and that was certainly the most rewarding feeling of the whole trip...
Posted Aug 24, 2007 12:11 pm

skottySouth-Face-Right-SIde  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

skotty

Great peak and fund route. I attempted a one-day ascent of the East Ridge route last year and didn't make it. This time, we spent the night at Iceberg Lake, summited the next morning and was back to the car early in the afternoon. A lot of hype out there about the South Face being a painful "scree slog". I found the approach of the East Ridge to be equal scree slog; neither of which are really that painful.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 12:21 am

Seth MaciejowskiEast Ridge/South Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Seth Maciejowski

Awesome route! Nice descent down the south face chute to russell whitney col! Beautiful views of whitney and Keeler Needle from the foot of the ridge.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 5:29 pm

sierradiscgolferRockwell-East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

sierradiscgolfer

Thanks Rick, and Tom and Joe... You guys really rock!!
Posted Aug 14, 2007 10:37 am

Bill KishEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Bill Kish

2007 Sierra Challenge alternate peak. Beautiful line up a stately mountain on perfect rock. Repeated 9/19/09 with Marina.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:33 pm

metasyn11East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

metasyn11

Great scramble on the east ridge as an alternate peak in the '07 Sierra Challenge. The 'slog' up to the ridge wasn't actually that bad because we stuck to the rocks rather than the sand. After summiting I descended the south face and climbed Whitney's north face before taking the Whitney Trail back.
Posted Aug 11, 2007 10:23 pm

gordonyeFishhook Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

gordonye

Followed Dirk (Diggler) for 9 pitces on the Fishhook Arete. Very fun moderate climb with thrilling exposure for the whole route. Mellow approach from Iceberg Lake and fun class 4 downclimb on descent. Best view of Mount Whitney from the summit.
Posted Aug 6, 2007 1:00 pm

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