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madclimberEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009

madclimber

It's all about the mantle :)
Posted Nov 2, 2011 8:28 pm

jesu, joy of man's desiringFish Hook Arête (5.9)   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2011

jesu, joy of man\'s desiring

An ultra-aesthetic route. P1: use the left of the two steep obvious cracks. On the lead, with frozen fingers, it felt like 5.8+ …P3 is sort of pumpy: the natural line does go a few feet down left of the arête, some wild air under your feet.

Descending toward the “notch”…the arête across the way looks like vertical 5.10--from the notch I climbed directly up this narrow face on great little knobs, using a few tiny cams--steep but easy! We got a late start and had to find the "South Face Right Side" descent route via headlamp.

There is confusion about the route name spelling. It is "Fish Hook Arête." In 1974, Colliver and Cleare seemed to settle on this.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:31 pm

MCGustoEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

MCGusto

Early morning (2am?) start to great weather and a great day with Dave S.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:17 am

DariaMithral Dihedral  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Daria

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

Daria

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

SJFail
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

SJ

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

Roots

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

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

fleshy1

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

SawtoothSeanTRaverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

SawtoothSean

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

Bill562

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

ElGrecoE ridge ascent, N ridge descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

ElGreco

A fantastic ascent route that I didn't enjoy as much as it deserved because I'd spent all my mental and physical energy, and almost one of my remaining lives, going up a sh***y gully from Cleaver cirque up the SE ridge of Carillon to get to the Russell-Carillon saddle.

The rock on the E ridge is excellent. The first half is easy and not exposed. Difficulty and exposure increase after that, but nothing dramatic. A way always materializes when you get up close, and the moves are fun.

The N ridge is much looser and dirtier. Traversed below the ridgeline to the E summit, then dropped down the ridge sticking to its N side. Low down, I had to traverse way over to climber's left (facing down) to avoid the pinnacles and other difficulties on the ridge.

Dropped to Tulainyo after that. Climbed and descended Cleaver Col back to camp.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 1:41 pm

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

zoomloco

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

BLong

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

cab

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

TheNobleSunfish

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

MBFN

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

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

harryquach

TR
Posted May 23, 2011 7:18 pm

jpsmythMultiple times -east ridge  Sucess!

jpsmyth

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

SKI

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

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