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

HSeldon

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!

McCannster

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!

Shaase

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

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

old5ten

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!

thomascanty

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!

Gonzo

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!

DeeDee

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!

DeeDee

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

ChamiltonRoute Climbed: Mountaineers Rpute Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!

Chamilton

Leisurely 3 days up the hill with Guide Kurt Wedberg and Backpacker mag. Night 1 at LBSL, night 2 at Iceberg, then summit day. Fantastic weather, tonnes of residual snow, and fixed ropes above the notch.

The spa at the Dow Villa was jumping!!
Posted Aug 4, 2005 3:44 pm

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

Dean

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!

jefflach

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!

bennovak

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!

Andinistaloco

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

citadel07Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

citadel07

Great trip. Still plenty of snow in chute and at Iceberg Lake. Streams are still running strong which made for some interesting crossings and hailed on 2 afternoons in a row. Awesome trip overall.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 4:30 pm

tonyoRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

tonyo

Day hiked with my son, who made it to the summit in 4:25. Needless to say, I took a bit longer. Ok, maybe a lot longer. 3rd 14er.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 10:27 am

SusanMRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

SusanM

Glissaded from Trail Crest down to Trail Camp. Big Fun! I can't wait to try the Mountaineering Route.
Posted Jul 23, 2005 11:29 pm

Matthew HollimanA nice peak if you avoid the trail...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2005

Matthew Holliman

Dayhiked the East Buttress out of the Portal on June 5 '05 with Brian Decker. Some amazingly slow members tagging along in our approach party meant we took several hours longer to reach the start of the climb than I'd expected, and Brian and I were climbing in the shade after the first two or three pitches. Damn, it gets cold up there! But the climbing is moderate, fun, and the route would be an absolute blast if climbed in the sun on a calm day. I think I enjoyed the last few unroped class 3-4 "pitches" best of all.

Cramponed down the MR (taking the North Face traverse variation to avoid the icy uppermost portion of the chute), and got lost while trying to descend the Ebersbacher Ledges in the dark--with some truly heinous bushwhacking around the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek while trying to find the trail--to round out the day's variety of adventuring. Memorable outing.

I've also been up a couple of the non-technical routes. On my first visit (Aug 17, '03), after a brief scramble up Mt. Muir, the result of changed plans on Day 9 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge, I figured I ought to at least stroll up the trail to tag Whitney's summit while I was in the area. This proved to be every bit as exciting as White Mountain Peak earlier in the week.

I came back a year later (Aug 28, '04) as part of a five-peak dayhike loop out of Whitney Portal: Carillon-Tunnabora-Russell-Whitney-Muir. This was much more enjoyable than the first visit. The north side of Whitney was a surprisingly fun scramble, maybe even better than Russell, with some steep slabs in places.
Posted Jul 17, 2005 10:51 pm

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