Mount Carillon Climber's Log

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derekp62 - Jul 3, 2007 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

East Ridge from Upper Boy Scout Lake  Sucess!

Came out to climb Mt. Russell an Mt. Carillon with the Loma Prieta Sierra Club Peak Climbing Section. Did Carillon as a warm up for Mt. Russell the next day. You can see for miles.


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

West ridge  Sucess!

9th day of the Sierra Challenge. An easy addition to a climb of Russell with great views of Russell's east ridge. Afterwards, I headed down the nice sandy slopes to Clyde Meadow for a quick descent.


forjan - Aug 14, 2006 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Day 9 of the 2006 Sierra Challenge. Descended the east ridge of Russell with Evan to tag Carillon as my last peak of the day. Summited just before 2pm. Back at the Portal at 4:02pm for a burger & home-made fries.


mjrangel - Aug 4, 2006 7:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

From Russell/Carillon Pass  Sucess!

I couldn't resist. It only took 20 minutes from the Pass. This was the last peak that I bagged on my Trans-Sierra trip. I'm glad I didn't have to approach it from the east. The scree wouldn't have been fun coming up.


pvalchev - Jul 6, 2006 7:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

scramble  Sucess!

Did it after Russell mostly to get a good picture of that ridge. Nice little summit with a good view!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 17, 2006 12:42 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

From George Creek  Sucess!

Had hoped to climb the East Ridge of Carl Heller, but found too much snow. Climbed Tunnabora, Russell, and Carillon instead with Rick Kent. Trip Report


bechtt - Jun 9, 2006 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

West Ridge ascent after truning back from Russell due to poor snow.


Sasquatch - Mar 21, 2006 2:28 am

Route Climbed: from Upper Boyscout Lake November 2004

perfect weather


Misha - Oct 27, 2005 2:01 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 24, 2005  Sucess!

After retreating from within 100 vertical feet of the Russell summit due to rough conditions and lack of time, I bagged Carillon as a consolation prize. Very short scramble from the Russell-Carillon saddle, but a very nice view from the top!


Duffer - Oct 8, 2005 2:43 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Great views of the area. Still snow above Boy Scout Lake. Intimidating Class 3/4 above Tulainyo Lake.


salad - Oct 3, 2005 2:42 pm

Date Climbed: 10/2/05  Sucess!

nice views


RickF - Sep 20, 2005 6:29 pm

Route Climbed: Upper Boy Scout Lake to Russell-Carillon Plateau Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

I have to share credit with Joe and Phil. We added Carillon our loop while on a quest to summit Mt. Russell via the East Ridge.


thebeave7 - Aug 1, 2005 3:02 am

Route Climbed: South Slope/SE Ridge Date Climbed: 07/29/05  Sucess!

After the endless sand slog I followed the direct SE ridge to the summit blocks. This was slower, but added a little class 3-4 spice to another otherwise mundane hike.


ExploreABitMore - Jul 17, 2005 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: From Russell/Carillon Saddle Date Climbed: 07/15/05  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Dayhiked from portal.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 27, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope/West Ridge Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!

From Mount Russell.

cottersnow - Feb 28, 2005 10:12 pm

Route Climbed: from Saddle Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

Got the saddle coming from Lake Tulainyo. Always nice to get an extra easy summit.


Completebum - Nov 24, 2004 6:21 pm

Route Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: November 6, 2004  Sucess!

Followed the snow chute from UBSL up to the plateau then headed straight to the SE ridge for a fun 3rd class scramble to the top. Windy and clear and had great views all day. Met my first SPer, forjan, on the top and didn't know it till I checked the summit log.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 18, 2004 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004  Sucess!

The first stop on a Carillon-Tunnabora-Russell-Whitney-Muir dayhike out of Whitney Portal. A very short scramble from Russell-Carillon Col, but with fine views of Russell's East Ridge.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 13, 2004 1:16 am

Route Climbed: From Russell-Carillon saddle Date Climbed: May 1987  Sucess!

Went up there with a buddy to do Russell. Got to the saddle, and it started to rain/snow. Cold and windy. Decided against Russell due to poor conditions and buddy's inexperience. Bagged Carillon as a consolation prize. Nice view of the fog that day... Wouldn't mind knowing what the view was on a clear day.


forjan - Nov 8, 2004 9:30 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: November 6, 2004  Sucess!

Went with mdostby (Mike). Got to the Whitney Portal around 9:45pm Friday. We slept only 3 hours or so. We started hiking at exactly 3:00am Saturday from the Whitney Portal trailhead. We went quite slow in the dark. I waited for Mike at Lower Boy Scout lake. It was now almost 7:00am. Then, Mike told me to go ahead as he was feeling nauseous (his son had a cold/flu recently, so Mike probably got it too). I waited for Mike at a spot a couple of hundred feet below Upper Boy Scout lake, but seeing he wasn't coming I went ahead on my own at 8:15am. The SE slope leading to the Carillon saddle had chute of snow in it. I thought I was going to posthole on this stuff but to my delight the conditions were hard snow so I deployed my crampons. The snow had the great consistency to crampon up on. This was 1400 feet of vertical gain. A good workout. At the time, 3 other climbers (who later I found out were camping at Upper Boy Scout lake) were a few hundred feet below me following my tracks up the slope. Near the top of the chute there was a small 8 foot section where the angle increased to nearly 40 degrees. I had to bury my axe in front of me and partially frontpoint. Then, at the Carillon saddle, I took a lunch break and headed for the summit via the South Slope. I reached Carillon's summit at 11:55am. I waited for one of the 3 other climbers to summit so that he could take a picture of me. He got there at 12:23pm and at 12:25pm I began my descent. The return was uneventful and I reached my car (parked at Whitney Portal) at 3:55pm. I changed into some dry clothes there and then drove down to Lone Pine. Once at the McDonald's in Lone Pine, I grabbed a chicken sandwich and vanilla milkshake and called Mike telling me him I got back down ok.

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