Mount Russell Climber's Log

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Fletch

Fletch - Sep 10, 2018 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2018

Great Day  Sucess!

E Ridge with my brother and Alex.

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Jun 8, 2018 5:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

East ridge via Rockwell variation  Sucess!

Climbed as a dayhike with balajisv. The Rockwell variation is less loose than the normal route, but is still a slog. Nice exposure along the East Ridge; a nice long day out!

utclimber - Oct 11, 2017 10:18 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2017

East Ridge  Sucess!

Day hiked Russell and Carillon from Whitney Portal. Round trip took around 8 and a half hours. Russell was my final CA 14er.

wmolland

wmolland - Sep 5, 2017 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

East Ridge  Sucess!

Up the east ridge, which had epic exposure in spots. Great views of Whitney and a spectacular scramble.

BranchWhitney - Sep 15, 2016 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2016

Found a better way  Sucess!

We climbed the chute and wall before the normal chute below the East Ridge. It gets you out of the sand sooner and the wall at the top of the chute is a fun class 3/4 climb. It looks class 5 from a distance.
This is the chute that in most guidebooks etc. labelled as: don't climb this chute.

SchwartzOn

SchwartzOn - Sep 15, 2016 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2016

Lots of Class 3  Sucess!

After scouting the correct pass from Whitney, it took me a few attempts to gain the Russel-Carrilon Pass. After finally gaining on that rock strewn wet ledge, I did the traverse. Was that the best kind of rock for a ridge traverse? Super slabby and high friction. Returned to camp at Iceberg Lake.

DukeJH

DukeJH - Sep 12, 2016 11:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2016

Long Day  Sucess!

Hauled a load from the Portal to UBSL before ascending the Rockwell Variation to the East Ridge. Descended the sand scree after tagging Carillon.

austinorville1

austinorville1 - Sep 6, 2016 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

East Ridge Dayhike  Sucess!

Started the hike at 3:15am out of Whitney Portal's overnight parking lot. Rob and Tam, Frank and Brenda, and I Instantly started passing a dozen or so hikers before we left the main trail. We hiked in the dark all the way up to the Slabs just below Upper Boy Scout lake where we watched the sun rise. Just before we reached the slabs we found David, a member of our group who had left 30 min earlier than us. We filtered water there and then started hiking up the scree slog to the Hanging valley just below the Russell-Carillon pass. We were at the pass by 10am. The ridge was awesome the whole way with great hands and feet. Solid class 3 route + that exposure is insane! Summited at 12:30 and started going down just before 1. We filtered water again at the spot just below Upper Boy Scout lake. We arrived at the parking lot at 8pm and said our goodbyes to one another. A great day in the Sierras it was.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Oct 23, 2015 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2015

Finally  Sucess!

Fourth time was the charm. Weathered off the East Ridge twice last year, and some unfortunate snow placement in June. As it was, I only got about ten minutes on the summit, as a storm was coming in (snow and rain began about the time I was back on the Russell/Carillon saddle). Day hike from Whitney Portal.

Diesel

Diesel - Oct 19, 2015 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

Russell - the coolest looking mountain I've seen so far  Sucess!

I was very nervous going up to Russell due to never climbing a class 3 (on the East Ridge)- except for Muir, but that has only a short class 3 section. It turned out it is not as bad. The exposure, indeed great, did not scare me since I'm not afraid of heights. To get to the blade however, it is not for casual hikers.

Fairweather

Fairweather - Oct 17, 2015 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013

East Ridge day hike  Sucess!

2nd time up the East Ridge (this time with Todd). This was a long day, as we were not acclimated. First time was back in the mid 80's with Jim, after a week in Tuolumne Meadows and we blazed it. Also climbed the Fish Hook Arete with Marty in 1996 (one of the best climbing routes I have done in the Sierra - Not difficult, but perfect rock and a great location).

badmajick

badmajick - Jul 22, 2014 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Catching up  Sucess!

Took a couple tries because of snow, but finally made it.

iditarod81

iditarod81 - Jul 6, 2014 2:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Via East Ridge  Sucess!

Our 11th California 14er!

BobD3

BobD3 - Feb 11, 2014 2:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2010

east ridge x2  Sucess!

And July 30, 2012. An E-ticket climb, one of the best- ever.

bcrowell2 - Jan 18, 2014 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

east ridge  Sucess!

With Rich Kim and Pat Hadley.

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Dec 12, 2013 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at Upper Boy Scout for East Face on Whitney followed by East Ridge on Russell the following day. Amazing views!!! Loved the small summit to ourselves for admiring Whitney.

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Oct 31, 2013 7:15 pm

Russell   Sucess!

Love this mountain!

oliverkalt

oliverkalt - Sep 26, 2013 12:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2013

Finally ...  Sucess!

... I got on the beautiful E-ridge. Acclimation hike for Whitney E-face the next day.

douggranger

douggranger - Sep 12, 2013 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

South Face, right side  Sucess!

Went up & left at headwall near the top to reach the summit. Couldn't find the route to the right of the headwall.

Donno

Donno - Aug 11, 2013 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1993

S Face, Left Side, 5.0  Sucess!

4 pitches w/ Doug. Descent of E ArĂȘte was highlight!

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