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.
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.
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.
Little rain before and after summit. Sunny most of the day. Scary clouds rolled in and out so fast.
Our 11th California 14er!
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.
I did it solo. Perfect weather.
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!
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.
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.
Day tripped it from the Whiteney Porthole in 10 hours, Great area!
Done as a day trip. Rapped off the South side for a quick finish. Excellent ridge route!
Nice clean rock. Dayhike of Carillon and Russell through cleaver col
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!
Been up and down the East Ridge a few times and it never disappoints.
Not quite as exciting as I remembered back in my newbie alpine days.
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!
Up and down the east ridge, then on to Tunaborra and Carillon. A great day!
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.
great solo climb. amazing exposure. can't wait to do the whitney enchainment