East Buttress Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 49

bkrause - Nov 11, 2016 9:04 pm

Weekend fun  Sucess!

John Oliver and I climbed the East Face and the East Buttress over a weekend in July 1981. I believe we climbed the original route on the second tower as I recall traversing onto the shaded north side and finding two or three old pitons. We left Claremont, California on Friday evening and were back in the chemistry lab at Harvey Mudd College on Monday.


whatdoIknow - Jun 30, 2016 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2016

beat the thunder storm  Sucess!

Got everything out of the climb I hoped for


SawtoothSean - Sep 19, 2015 10:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2015

Long Day  Sucess!

Hiked to Iceberg lake, then up to base of climb. A skiff of snow kept things interesting on the slabs in the shade. Scrambling the last couple hundred feet took longer than we thought it would. Enjoyed the summit alone then made the long hike back to Whitney Portal

brackham - Feb 2, 2015 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2014

Really great except for the poop  Sucess!

Amazing mountain and route. Unfortunately, some jerk pooped at the start of the route the day before, and covered his deposit with a thin layer of gravel. Didn't notice it was there until mid-belay when his crap was all over our rope, ATC, and hands.

Besides that, couldn't have been better!


oliverkalt - Sep 2, 2014 10:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

Leisurely  Sucess!

Great and uneventful climb. Leisurely as usual, hiked to Iceberg lake in 2 days, summited Mountaineers Route in the afternoon of day 2 and climbed the Buttress on day 3. Morning hike out on day 4 for a nice breakfast/lunch in Lone Pine.


Darren9 - Jul 10, 2014 11:10 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Truly a must do  Sucess!

Sierra Mountaineering Club teams summited Whitney on this route in early May; some snow on the route but mostly dry, although cold in the shade. The rock is incredible - featured, interesting, and protects well. This route is an alpine rock classic!

dkangas - May 6, 2014 2:39 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Great Start to Climbing Season  Sucess!

Swapped leads with Brian H. A little snow on a shady corner of the second pitch gave some trouble, but otherwise perfect rock. There really are two cruxes: P3 and P7. Overall I found many of the pitches to be on the stiffer side of 5.6. Incredible route.


TheNobleSunfish - Apr 22, 2013 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2013

3-Man Spring Climb  Sucess!

Excellent! Snow in a few places made things a bit trickier. A long, great day!


Buckaroo - Nov 3, 2012 2:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Awesome!!  Sucess!

Climbed with Matt K. Did a 5.7 variation on the first pitch. Nice cool sunny day. Took a nap on the summit and set the rack down. Got to near the bottom of the Mountaineers route when I realized I'd left the rack. So climbed both routes in a day. Still made camp at Upper Boy Scout right after dark.


seano - Sep 2, 2012 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012

6-1/2 pitches  Sucess!

Fun climbing and excellent position, though not too sustained. It's not hard to scramble to the belay ledge partway up the description's P1. From there, it was 6-1/2 50m pitches (remember to move the belay to the base of the face on P2). We found some extracurricular climbing on P6 that was probably harder than 5.8. Trip report.


Daria - Nov 4, 2011 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

dayhike  Sucess!

Great very fun route! 16.5 hours car to car

marauders - Oct 4, 2011 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

Superb!  Sucess!

Phenomenal route! Stellar climbing on every pitch. Quite cold at this time of year, but much easier to get a permit.


vanman798 - Sep 25, 2011 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

Fantastic  Sucess!

The views are amazing, and what a classic trad climb, you "gots" to love it. It was a little chilly but I really enjoyed it nevertheless. There were a couple other parties climbing the same time as our group, but we had the peak to ourselves. We desended via the Moutaineers route and that was dusted in snow with icey patches, pretty dangerous.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

classic whitney  Sucess!

c2c, The route is classic bc of location, not its climbing which is not so sustained. but the rock is good and the route super aesthetic...plus, it's a way to get up whitney without so many people...just go before the guided parties..


BLong - Jul 6, 2011 3:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Whitney   Sucess!

I enjoyed climbing this route from Upper Boy Scout Lake. Staying on route took a bit of time, but the climbing was fun and straightforward. We descended via the mountaineers route.


jspeigl - Sep 3, 2010 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Good fun with good people  Sucess!

Windy and cold, but otherwise a great day. Climbed this with Isabelle and Memo.


biz - Aug 17, 2010 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Good fun!  Sucess!

With Neil and JB. Had a ball! Great weather and good friends.


SKI - Apr 12, 2010 8:19 am Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010

Late Start

Came up behind another party moving slowly on the second pitch. Great conditions, but ended up not going for the route because of the hour. Will be back for this July 24th!


Misha - Mar 17, 2010 12:26 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

First winter bronchitis ascent  Sucess!

Climbed this beautiful route with Pavel on a glorious late winter day. We camped at Iceberg Lake after getting there the day before from the snow line (~7,000'). Froze my ass and other body parts off as we got in the shade half way up the route. I was suffering quite mightily the entire trip and wondering what is happening, only to find out that I have bronchitis when we got down. Would I do it again? Absolutely!


kovarpa - Mar 16, 2010 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

Winter ascent  Sucess!

with Misha. Seven pitches total with a 60m rope. Last two pitches we partly simuled. Topped out directly on the summit. Started with the 5.8 pitch, after PeeWee I took a wrong turn (stayed too much to the right) and got into some 5.9/10 territory... I lead pitches 1-7, all in plastics.
Relatively warm in the sun, cold in the shadow, windy up high. Total time on the rock approx. 7 hours. Good fun.

Viewing: 1-20 of 49
Return to 'East Buttress' main page