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gluballsRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005  Sucess!
Um, climbing at altitude is hard. Especially when you haven't eaten anything. My first technical alpine climb (2nd on trad) and it wrecked me.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 10:03 pm

trad_spiderRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 27th,2005  Sucess!


Hiked the main trail solo. Started at 3am from the portal and made it to the top about ~9 hours later. I carried way to much stuff. When I weighed my pack at the scale it was 30+ pounds. On the way back helped out an older gentleman. I could have pushed on alot faster then I did ,but he had a bum knee and his friends had left him. The total time down was about 8 hours. All in all it was an awesome hike. I also spent the entire week in the area between camping at the portal for 3 days to, 3 days at Lone Pine camp ground.
Posted Aug 27, 2005 6:33 pm

Alan DyerRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: August 25,2005  Sucess!
Beautiful day for a hike. Left portal at 6 AM and reached summit at 11 AM. Left summit at noon and on my descent, passed a few people who I had passed on the way up. One guy from Ohio wasn't looking so good, I hope he survived. When I got to the bottom I checked my watch and it was 4 PM straight up. The next step I took my left knee, Which had been operated on last year, went out and I had to hobble to my car. Next year I plan on bringing some friends to keep me company.
Posted Aug 27, 2005 12:32 am

cthomsonRoute Climbed: Moutaineers Route Date Climbed: August 13, 2003  Sucess!


Made this climb with two other friends. One decided to try climbing the face of Whitney w/o ropes. Needless to say he did not make it to the top, but did get to witness SAR come and rescue him. I, on the other hand got to climb to the top twice that trip, due to the unneeded excitement. A memorable trip, to say the least.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 1:31 am

uwjennieRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: 08/20/05  Sucess!


Day hike from the Portal to Iceberg Lake and then up the Mountaineer's Route. No need for ice axe or crampons, we had left them in the car and were fine crossing a few snow patches in the chute without them. Went down the main trail and did Muir on the way out. Great day hike!
Posted Aug 22, 2005 1:26 pm

HSeldonRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!


We took the Whitney trail and camped at trail camp. We got up early the next day and started hiking at 5 AM and made it to the summit by 8 AM. It started to get very crowded while we descended from the summit, so I am very glad we got up there early! Also, the weather usually gets worse as the day goes on. This was my first 14er and I hope to do more!
Posted Aug 19, 2005 2:20 pm

McCannsterRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!


The Mountaineer's was a great route. We were a little worried about the weather going up, but the clouds cleared as we approached the notch. An easy traverse later, we were standing on the summit.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 6:28 pm

ShaaseRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!


4 hours to summit - 400 people on summit
Posted Aug 15, 2005 11:08 pm

old5tenRoute Climbed: Hairline Date Climbed: August 28th, 2004  Sucess!


3rd trip to the top. Rebolted Hairline on the East Face with the Gazelle, Brutus, and Nurse Ratchet. Thanks to the ASCA for the bolts. What an awesome way to spend a week!
Posted Aug 15, 2005 1:14 am

thomascantyRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!


My second time to the top, and the third 14'er in a month. Dark clouds were building fast, so I didn't stay long at the summit.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 7:37 pm

KHJRRoute Climbed: Started at the Portal Date Climbed: 8.1.05  Sucess!
19 boys from Tn, Ms, Alabama made summit on 8.1.05. had a long but good day. Make sure you spend a couple of days getting acclimated. Pack light!
Posted Aug 6, 2005 10:39 pm

GonzoRoute Climbed: whitney trail Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!


quick hike great day great friends and hail hurts really bad
Posted Aug 4, 2005 11:30 pm

DeeDeeRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!


Day climb. I liked it better than the East Butt.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 6:59 pm

DeeDeeRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: July, 1997  Sucess!


Difficult route finding.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 6:57 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005  Sucess!


I had climbed White Mtn Peak two days before so I figured the altitude would be no problem and this turned out to be right. I opted for an early morning start just before 3 a.m. and donned my headlamp for the first few miles taking it off near trail camp.

I had perfect weather and actually enjoyed the whole trail, particularly the 99 switchbacks that are an impressive engineering feat when you think about them. Met a couple great guys from Kentucky on the switchbacks and we stuck together for the rest of the hike up. It turned out to be a very social trail as everyone is very friendly and are seemingly from every state and many foreign countries. The only thing lacking at the summit was a McD's. The summit was covered with hikers and one guy had parked his behind on the Benchmark which irritated a few who had to ask him to move over a bit as they preferred seeing only the Benchmark in their photos. Still, it was a perfect day and a perfect hike.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 8:44 am

jefflachRoute Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: July 31st, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful climb. There's still plenty of snow in the chute, ice-axe recommended. Hailed and rained all night. Look out for the marmots!!
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:54 pm

bennovakRoute Climbed: Whitnet Trail Date Climbed: July 31 2005  Sucess!


Went with some good friends on this second trip up the mountain. CTC in 10 hrs with a nice detour up Mt Muir too.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 7:53 pm

Climbing WebersRoute Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Climbing Webers

Good weather! There was very little snow on the trail and crampons are not needed. Early start 2:30am and ended at 3:30pm. Long hike with awesome views. Even with a couple days of acclimating still had a little altitude sickness. Wife had first siezure ever due to altitude (fun fun fun!). Great trip! ;)
Posted Jul 31, 2005 8:52 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 1990?  Sucess!
My oldest son's first & only "big" climb with me. We

camped in the designated boulder field halfway up

and as we summitted the next day, he developed a

heavy dose of extreme altitude sickness. I got him

down and back to Oklahoma where he when on to

law school and never climbed with me again. At

least he didn't sue me.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 4:39 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: normal, mostly Date Climbed: 1995?  Sucess!


Great hike - there was a ton of snow on the route (think it was late April) and I remember postholing and swearing mightily while my 150-pound partner frolicked atop the crust of snow. Long day, too... think when i do this one again I'll make it two days and take it easier!
Posted Jul 28, 2005 2:51 am

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