Steve Larson leading, Len Lochmiller and I following. A magnificent and fun route. Views are incredible.
Part of the joys of less-than-perfect weather (aka snow on the route) is that you have the whole mountain and route all to yourself! Beautiful, mellow climb up the E. Buttress with my friend Axel. Linked pitch 1 and 2. Simuled after pitch 3 all the way to the top. Car to Car 14 hrs.
Thought was easy for 5.7 but good time on easy climbing.
Beautiful climb with Doug Robinson.
Great views of Russell - which we'd climbed the day before.
I joined my dad JanG. and had a very memorable climb on the East Buttress. It was my first ascent of Mt. Whitney, but hopefully not my last. All things considered, it was a healthy challenge of endurance and technique. I'm proud to say that I've summited the highest peak in the continental US and was tested in the process.
Climbed with Luis, Miguel, and Joan. Two parties. Turned 8 pitches into 7, and soloed the last 3. I led the odd pitches. 5 hours 15 minutes to summit. Such a beautiful climb!
Climbed with Joan, Miguel , and Will . As two parties, Miguel and Joan, and Will and me.
We did it in 7 pitches, soloing the last part (4th class with an easy 5.5 movement).
Good day, sunny in the morning, and light snow storm in the afternoon.
Third time up Whitney, in a pretty mellow day from Upper Boy Scout, sometime in the late 90s. Did the direct start. Good fun.
Climbed with Will, Luis and Joan. Will and Luis as one rope team, Joan and I on the other. Long day. Hail storm on the way down the Mountaineers gully.
Date Climbed: June 10, 2007
Route Climbed: East Buttress
Climbed with Michelle. Took the 5.8 alternate start. Belayed two pitches, simul'ed the rest. Got back in time at Whitney Portal Store for burger & fries. Another awesome weekend in the mountains!
what a beautiful climb...even with getting caught in a lightning storm.
Awesome climb! My fiance's first long, alpine type climb. She did great! It was also her first 14er. Perfect weather. No issues.
long freaking day. stumbling and hallucination towards the end.
went back and did it again with Miguel in 11 hours c2c.
Great fun, highly recomended!
Got caught in sleet and hail storm on pitch 8th and to the top.
Almost hypothermia on summit, desent wall hell.
Boldest climb ever made.
... still can tell had fun out there.
That was a big deal for me :)
Done in 18 1/2 hours car to car. Tough day!
Big, easy, cold. Great climb. Now for the East Face.
24 hour day. I missed my party, and had to day hike to meet them at iceberg lake. After shivering in the dark for a few hours we hiked up for the route. Three pitches from the top a thunderstorm started. After that we went a lot faster. Great day, long day.
Good times. Four people, took way too long, but stayed safe and had fun. 17 hrs ctc.