East Ridge Climber's Log

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basagix - May 13, 2009 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Wonderful climb with R3 with great weather.


jimegan - Apr 20, 2009 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

East Ridge  Sucess!

Headed over to tag Carillon before doing this great ridge route to the East and West summits of Russell


dervin - Apr 15, 2009 1:43 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Perfect day, in the perfect place. We took a missed turn on the descent and ended up cliffing out. A few thrown skies, and packs later with a little front pointing in ski boots and we were back at the bottom. Good day.


gomez13 - Apr 11, 2009 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2003

East Arete  Sucess!

The most exposed Class 3 climb I had been on at that time. Great climb, great Day!!


mdostby - Oct 30, 2008 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2002

East Ridge  Sucess!

Perfect day for a climb up Russell. Miguel Forjan and I did this as a long day hike. Did the Rockwell Variation on the approach, climbed the East Ridge and descended the South Slope and main chute from the Russell-Carillon Saddle back to Clyde Meadow. The views and the East Ridge are stellar. All in all an awesome day!

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Sep 20, 2008 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

E. Ridge  Sucess!

Striking line and fun scrambling with exposure! My first solo trip...and with the remnants of snow from earlier in the week, and the fact that no one else was on the mountain made for a real epic adventure.


dpsiebert - Aug 30, 2008 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2001

E Ridge  Sucess!



Bonesaw - Aug 22, 2008 12:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fun route! Nice exposure!


yaknjorgl - Aug 6, 2008 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

east ridge  Sucess!

climbed c2c just over 10 hours including sight seeing and religious experiences. went with great and faster climbers Jeff Griffiths, Eric ?, and Steve White. best exposure, solid rock, clear day for wide views. one of the best ever

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 18, 2008 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

2007 Sierra Challenge alternate peak. Beautiful line up a stately mountain on perfect rock.


Misha - Aug 20, 2007 11:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Beginners dream (or nightmare)  Sucess!

My second time up this ridge, this time in the summer. It sure is mellow when not covered in snow. Great day hike from the portal. I took my friend and coworker up this peak; it was his very first back country experience and climb. He did phenomenally well considering the commitment and the exposure. Before we returned to the portal, he was already talking about doing it again. Another one hooked, eh :)


Hyadventure - Jul 25, 2007 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Loved the Ridge  Sucess!

A great third class experience.. but I'd pass if you don't have some technical climbing background.


SkydiveKen - Jul 24, 2007 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Long Day  Sucess!

Mt Russell up the south west face left side (class 4) and down the east ridge. 16 hrs round trip from the portal. Click on the image for pics.

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NewDayRising - Jul 11, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2005

E Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked with my brother. Traversed over from Carrillon. Not as terrifying as I was expecting. Lost lots of time trying to avoid going back over the East Ridge, lookin' for the S chute. Lost lots of time crossing the willows of LP Creek. Took 20hrs to get back to the TH.


jtree - May 1, 2007 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 1996

A cold night indeed!

Got a late start out of Whitney Portal with my brother Mark. We ran into some ice high up and ended up getting benighted above 13000 feet without bivy gear. One of the longest nights in recent memory.


fossana - Apr 8, 2007 10:40 pm

E Ridge  Sucess!

Aug ?, 1997
Still one of my favorites.


salad - Sep 18, 2006 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!



Travis_ - Sep 9, 2006 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb, great exposure
here are some pics:



dcurless - Jun 29, 2006 6:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2003

Mt. Russell East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Mar 2, 2006 11:30 pm

Mt. Russell via East Arete Date Climbed: August 30, 2003  Sucess!

Started from our campsite at Upper Boy Scout Lake. The lower portions of the route from this point are no fun (talus/sand slope), but once at the Russell-Carrillon saddle, things get much better. The knife edge ridge connecting the two east and west summit areas is outstanding!

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