East Ridge Climber's Log

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cdog - Dec 20, 2016 10:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2016

fun scramble  Sucess!

fun climb up the trade route. Didn't see anyone after Upper Boy Scout Lake. Got some snow flurries on the summit. Great views of the NE side of Mt Whitney. Love the ridge catwalks - sidewalks in the sky.


Diesel - Jul 24, 2016 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

Hike smart  Sucess!

This was my first class 3 route. Not dificult at all. The exposure, although there, is not really noticeable. I also had a great weather day for this climb.


Blackmouth - Sep 17, 2015 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2015

Spicy Class 3  Sucess!

Summited via the East Ridge. Having climbed the day after the first snowfall of the season made the Class 3 sections a little spicier than usual. Snow,rime ice and verglas on the ridge made for a much slower than expected trip. Only 2 more 14ers left.


caysedave - Nov 25, 2014 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Little rain before and after summit. Sunny most of the day. Scary clouds rolled in and out so fast.


iditarod81 - Jul 6, 2014 2:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Great day  Sucess!

Our 11th California 14er!

bcrowell2 - Aug 3, 2013 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013

fun  Sucess!

A beautiful climb in perfect conditions with Rich Kim and Pat Hadley. Fearless leader Pat found a way to bypass the mantle move, for which we were grateful.


hightinerary - Jul 31, 2013 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013

First Time  Sucess!

I did it solo. Perfect weather.


badmajick - Sep 2, 2012 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Perfect day  Sucess!

Third time's the charm, failed earlier this year and the year before because of too much snow, but conditions and weather cooperated this time!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Dec 19, 2011 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2011


There was a bit of ice on the rock making the East Ridge feel quite airy and uncomfortable for me. I technically could have made it, but seemed like a risk beyond what I was willing to take. It was certainly a worthy attempt.


ElGreco - Oct 29, 2011 12:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

East ridge ascent, N ridge descent  Sucess!

A fantastic ascent route that I didn't enjoy as much as it deserved because I'd spent all my mental and physical energy, and almost one of my remaining lives, going up a sh***y gully from Cleaver cirque up the SE ridge of Carillon to get to the Russell-Carillon saddle.

The rock on the E ridge is excellent. The first half is easy and not exposed. Difficulty and exposure increase after that, but nothing dramatic. A way always materializes when you get up close, and the moves are fun.

The N ridge is much looser and dirtier. Traversed below the ridgeline to the E summit, then dropped down the ridge sticking to its N side. Low down, I had to traverse way over to climber's left (facing down) to avoid the pinnacles and other difficulties on the ridge.

Dropped to Tulainyo after that. Climbed and descended Cleaver Col back to camp.


hunterslee - Oct 23, 2011 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2002

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Day tripped it from the Whiteney Porthole in 10 hours, Great area!


fleshy1 - Aug 28, 2011 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

East Ridge Jazz Hands Edition  Sucess!

Done as a day trip. Rapped off the South side for a quick finish. Excellent ridge route!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Awesome  Sucess!

Nice clean rock. Dayhike of Carillon and Russell through cleaver col


Darren9 - Jun 11, 2011 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

great route  Sucess!

Climbed with three partners from UBS Lake basecamp. Snow on much of the route made it more fun and interesting. The exposure and views are exhilirating, but there is always a way to move through. Fun stuff!


GigaMike - Feb 8, 2011 12:52 am

East Ridge  Sucess!

Been up and down the East Ridge a few times and it never disappoints.


fossana - Aug 24, 2010 11:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

descent route for fishhook  Sucess!

Not quite as exciting as I remembered back in my newbie alpine days.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Oct 5, 2009 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

80-100 mph gusts forecasted . . .  Sucess!

14+ hours car-to-car. Started in the dark and finished in the dark. Ascending the scree/sand slope above Clyde Meadow was, er, not fun. Though extremely strong winds were forecasted, there was little to no wind. We got lucky!

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jspeigl - Oct 3, 2009 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Fun  Sucess!

Up and down the east ridge, then on to Tunaborra and Carillon. A great day!


Kara - Sep 15, 2009 10:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Wonderful route, solid, exposure, and long. LOVED the 'sidewalk' section with 1-2K drops on either side, and the mantle move. It was a first time-Class 3 route for my partner; Took full packs over the Russell Col, spent the night at Tulainyo for a eary start & out. She cleaned it easy.


eazup - Jul 12, 2009 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

east ridge  Sucess!

great solo climb. amazing exposure. can't wait to do the whitney enchainment

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