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holly sorensonWonderful Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

holly sorenson

Left the parking lot with 7 other folks at 4:45a.m. Beautiful sunrise! We went up the gully a little more to the left at the bottom, and that was fun. The top section was wonderful Class 3. It would be really challenging in the snow!
Posted Aug 21, 2007 1:48 am

eferesenMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


Started at Whitney Portal at 3 am. Iceberg lake was so pleasant. I shall return.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 5:38 pm

dioidFrom UBSL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2007


Climbed as a decsent route recon before EF and EB climbs
Posted Aug 7, 2007 2:12 am

Nigel TufnelA good workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Nigel Tufnel

Very nice to finally summit Whitney. Under 11 hours car to car, with an hour on the summit. Perfect weather/temp all day. I think the final gully is easy 4th class. There are points were if you fell you wouldn't stop, to me that's 4th class.
Posted Aug 6, 2007 3:01 pm

catheridx2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


great day to go up Whitney...sun was shining and sky was mountain blue...
Posted Aug 6, 2007 1:55 am

mybackyardsolo winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007


A good climb! I've found true love.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 7:58 am

dervinSpontanous Partners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


I was going to solo this, but I met a girl at Iceberg and we climbed it together. Beautiful Day.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 9:05 pm

seth@LOKITele'd down it!
Date Climbed: May 31, 1999


Suncupped then smooth. Fun time with my brother Dirkus!
Posted Jun 20, 2007 7:08 pm

rbkVery good conditions 5/20/07  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007


Great climb with near-perfect conditions. Left Iceberg Lake at 7 AM, climbed semi-hard snow for 2/3 of the couloir (crampons unnecessary), scree for the next 1/3, then directly up the 1st gully from the Notch. Center of the gully was nasty snow/ice; we stayed on class-3 rock by starting left, then traversing right to the ridge and exiting to the summit plateau via a body-width crack. Descending at 12 PM, the couloir was slushy -- ascending that late would be miserable!
Posted May 21, 2007 1:13 pm

fossanaMR  Sucess!


Sep ?, 2001
Fun once we discovered the decent rock on the side of trail.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 10:34 pm

Vic Hanson2nd Whitney Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001

Vic Hanson

A group of us hiked up to Iceberg Lake and camped there on a full moon night, I wanted to keep going it was so beautiful! We reached the summit the next day, using the traverse for the upper portion. Returned back to Whitney Portal in the afternoon.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 3:18 pm

HyadventureMy second Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2004


We did a dayhike exiting the main trail. I had a very slow group, but that worked in the favor of a lost hiker. Well after dark we found a hiker near lone pine lake. He was disoriented and clumbsy; most likely sufffering from HACE. We lead him out. We finished at 11:00 pm making it about a 18 hour day.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 5:35 pm

highicenice ice  Sucess!
nice ice climb below summit if done in the late fall!
Posted Feb 3, 2007 3:57 pm

SkydiveKenMR solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006


After two partners bailed the weekend before I found an overnight permit and decided to go it alone the next weekend. Left the portal at 1pm and got to Iceberg lake at 6pm. There were four others here ahead of me. Late start but still breaking trail through some snow. Able to stay on the rocks most of the way up to the notch. Past the notch the traverse is iced over. Up the first gully the snow turns to ice about half way up. I stayed on the rocks to the summit. Had the summit to myself for 30 mins when another solo came up from the MR. Passed the four campers from Iceberg in the gully on their way up. Made it back to the Portal by 5pm with snow all the way down the south side to below the E ledges. MR pics
Posted Oct 24, 2006 5:20 am

Augie MedinaMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Augie Medina

Saturday, we went from the portal to UBSL, set up camp, and did Mt. Russell via the East Arete. Next day, we did Whitney via the MR. The big gully wasn't bad at all.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 6:40 pm

Steve PrattMountaineer's  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2006

Steve Pratt

Ooof. One of those classic "Good route-finding keeps this no more than class 3" sandbaggers. Or, apparently, if you suck at route-finding like we did it's exposed, unprotected 5.0 in light hikers.

Oh well, we got up, we got down safely, we got great pictures and we followed in the footsteps of John Muir. I know that it's just a descent route for most people, but for me it's a climb I've wanted to do since I was 10, so, hey....
Posted Sep 23, 2006 4:23 am

awagherMR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2005


Good one.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 8:36 pm

Mike NMR  Sucess!

Mike N

Prefrred this route with snow in the NF, easier than bushwacking.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 7:21 pm

laureljarndtTwice is a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2004


Went with my boyz, Erick, Dan and Brian. Great weather and lots of fun up the gully.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 9:30 pm

cdognice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006


great climb from camp at iceberg.
half of gully had snow. warm temps resulted in some balling crampons on the way down.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 4:37 am

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