Did the Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir traverse in a long day with SuperDave. Whitney was great, but Mt. Russell was spectacular. The East Ridge is tons of fun and the down climb the south side provided us with a nice challenge. Watching climbers on the South face routes was fantastic.
Solo from Whitney Portal. Lots of people and bears at the portal, not a single creature on Russell.
The crux is a finger crack and slab feet (.10b/c) but the best part is the 200' exposed 5.9 handcrack above. This route also does the crux of Mithril Dihedral at the top. Recommended. Car to car in 17 hours. S Face of Russell is Chilly already mid Sept...
Had great fun heading up the Fishhook and down the East Ridge
Really a fun climb. Had to cross a short snow field near the top of the east summit. No crampons necessary but used the ice axe just in case.
Fun dayhike with Chad through Cleaver Col. We also did Carillon on the way. Need to come back for Fishhook, and Mithal.
Fun scramble - took a few variations to avoid snow, and still had to crampon up for one short stretch.
Awesome climb, couldn't ask for better weather.
First of several successful climbs. First climb was with my brother. Climbed again each year 2001-2005 with groups of friends
Shut down by white out conditions and steady snowfall. Didn't make it past Russell/Carillon Col. Skied from saddle back down to Lower Boyscout Lake.
solo dayhike...beautiful day on our way home from vacation in Colorado
Climbed Mt. Russell as part of a 5 peak Whitney Loop. Up the MR and down MT.
Attempted the exposed East Arete, complete with loose early season snow...made it to 13,800 before exhaustion and sketchiness got the best of us. Will return!
Tricky finding class 3 route around the headwall.
Tried 2nd and 3rd chute to right of headwall, but
couldn't get through. Finally had success on diagonal
to left of headwall.
Day 10 of the 2010 Sierra Challenge. The traverse from Morgenson is a tad scary! Trip Report.
Dayhike, turned back at 13.8k due to treacherous winter conditions. I guess we'll have to go back in the summer.
Hiked the East Ridge from Upper Boyscout. Fun day with Bob, Steve, Jillian, and Rich.
Dayhike with Vitaliy up the east ridge after a visit to Carillon. Very enjoyable route- will do again sometime.
Up Cleaver Col and down the standard scree slope.
this is my favorite so far.