East Buttress Climber's Log

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Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 5, 2009 11:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Lovin' it  Sucess!

Steve Larson leading, Len Lochmiller and I following. A magnificent and fun route. Views are incredible.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 13, 2009 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Patagonian conditions  Sucess!

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.


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 9:54 pm

Easy  Sucess!

Thought was easy for 5.7 but good time on easy climbing.


mthomas - Mar 1, 2009 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008

What a classic!  Sucess!

Beautiful climb with Doug Robinson.


dabender - Dec 29, 2008 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Another pretty route  Sucess!

Great views of Russell - which we'd climbed the day before.


alejandro - Oct 18, 2008 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

All-around great climb  Sucess!

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.


dubhunter - Sep 18, 2008 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

East Buttress  Sucess!

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!


LuisGijon - Sep 17, 2008 1:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

East Buttress  Sucess!

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.


fatdad - Sep 12, 2008 4:22 pm

East Butt.  Sucess!

Third time up Whitney, in a pretty mellow day from Upper Boy Scout, sometime in the late 90s. Did the direct start. Good fun.


forjan - Sep 8, 2008 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

East Buttress 2x  Sucess!

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!


Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Wow...  Sucess!

what a beautiful climb...even with getting caught in a lightning storm.


Bonesaw - Aug 12, 2008 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

East Buttress  Sucess!

Awesome climb! My fiance's first long, alpine type climb. She did great! It was also her first 14er. Perfect weather. No issues.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Aug 8, 2008 1:00 am

23 hours c2c  Sucess!

long freaking day. stumbling and hallucination towards the end.

went back and did it again with Miguel in 11 hours c2c.


dpsiebert - Aug 4, 2008 3:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

E Buttress  Sucess!

Great fun, highly recomended!

Pawel Krol

Pawel Krol - Feb 14, 2008 8:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Epic Climb  Sucess!

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.


Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

I lead!!  Sucess!

That was a big deal for me :)


bighornmonkey - Jan 8, 2008 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Done in 18 1/2 hours car to car. Tough day!


jmc - Oct 17, 2007 10:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

easy, cold  Sucess!

Big, easy, cold. Great climb. Now for the East Face.


dervin - Oct 16, 2007 1:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

East Buttress  Sucess!

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.


breadbox - Sep 4, 2007 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

sickface  Sucess!

Good times. Four people, took way too long, but stayed safe and had fun. 17 hrs ctc.

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