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

orandall

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!

balajisv

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!

sierramtngoat

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

poorboy44Route Climbed: Fish Hook Arete Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

poorboy44

Climbed this route with Jake Martin, about 5 hours climbing time. Stay on the arete, instead of detouring like the Moynier topo shows. The pitch after the notch is one of the finest I've done in the mountains. Nothing on the route is harder than 5.7 or 5.8.
Posted Jul 21, 2004 6:44 pm

MgrossRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 9, 2004

Mgross

Take the Rockwell Variation!!! Do not follow the footsteps leading Northeast from Upper Boy Scout Lake (those were from people descending). You will be in for the most gravelly sandy climb of your life and if its slightly hot, you'll drain in no time and be on your hands and knees. This is a beautiful trek up the Whitney Mountaineers Route. ( However you may need a machete for the "riparian" sections).
Posted Jul 19, 2004 6:56 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: Mithral Dihedral Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

brandon

Man, is this a cold route. It's in the shade when everything else, I mean everything except the 5 foot strip of arctic you are in, is sunny. 3 pitches of 5.9 in the dihedral if you belay at the logical two stances. Lots of ridge climbing to the summit.
Posted Jul 6, 2004 6:45 pm

spinefxrRoute Climbed: South Headwall, West Side Date Climbed: June 6, 2004  Sucess!

spinefxr

Highly recommend this route. Nice Class III wall at the end. The weather was perfect. No wind and you could see forever.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 12:20 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 30, 04  Sucess!

Guilty

Traverse from Mt. Carillon to Russell to Muir, and to Whitney. Finishing at Lower Boy Scout for a nice day hike!
Posted Jun 3, 2004 3:26 am

CompletebumRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 8, 2003  Sucess!

Completebum

We hiked up the NF to UBSL as a training hike for the MR on whitney the following day. Felt great and it was only 11 so we went up the East Ridge on Russell, summited by 2 and decended the last 200 feet of the ridge in a classic Sierra T-storm.
Posted Apr 25, 2004 11:26 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2001  Sucess!

RSN473

Sustained 3rd class climbing at it's best.
Posted Mar 4, 2004 11:58 am

RobtRoute Climbed: E. Ridge Date Climbed: Oct. 2002  Sucess!

Robt

Posted Nov 5, 2003 3:43 pm

stayteRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 29, 2003  Sucess!
All in all, a very rewarding hike. The exposure and climbing (some 5.0) on the East ridge more than makes up for the hellish talus/scree approach.
Posted Oct 30, 2003 3:56 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Oct. 10 '03  Sucess!

TDRoberts

Awsome! Best non-technical climb I have ever done. Exposure was just enough to keep all senses on high alert. Climbing was always fun, with no real difficulty but enough challenge to keep it interesting (unlike other climbs that turn into nothing more than boring scree / talus hiking).
Posted Oct 20, 2003 9:23 am

dvsanbtRoute Climbed: east ridge Date Climbed: august 3, 2003  Sucess!

dvsanbt

awful scree approach. great final ridge route with good exposure, but straighforward scrambling.
Posted Oct 12, 2003 6:01 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 23 2003  Sucess!

Rick Kent

This was the most rewarding peak I've climbed so far. Did a solo dayhike. It looked intimidating and that's probably what made it so rewarding. It's not as bad as it looks and I never had to go over anything that exceeded class 3. I'll definitely be doing this one again some time.
Posted Oct 9, 2003 3:02 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 08/25/98 and 09/30/00  Sucess!

Guilty

Solo from trailhead. Roundtrip under 7hrs in 1998, and traverse to Whitney in 2000.
Posted Oct 7, 2003 8:37 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Rockwell variation/East ridge Date Climbed: Sept 10, 2003  Sucess!

thebeave7

Another successful solo summit. Though I will have to admit the traverse made me a little nervous at times. The most exhilarating peak I've done to date, finished in 9 hours from the portal(blah).
Posted Sep 11, 2003 7:32 pm

sierragatorRoute Climbed: east ridge via rockwell variation Date Climbed: august 24, 2003  Sucess!

sierragator

OPG group from Ridgecrest lead by Bob H. summited on sunday 8-24. This was 14'r number 8 for me, and the most thrilling climb so far. WOW! This is an awesome peak to climb!
Posted Aug 26, 2003 11:23 pm

ZzyzxRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 10, 2003  Sucess!
Pretty awesome mountain. Left the portal at 12:30 am Summited at 8:40 am (I spent about 1 hr scrambling on Mt. Carillon), came down the South Face Right Side. From there I climbed Whitney and Muir. 3 peaks in one day on my 33rd birthday. What a party!
Posted Aug 11, 2003 11:52 pm

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