Mount Russell Climber's Log

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SJ - Sep 11, 2011 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010


Went after the first snow thinking the north side of the east ridge wouldn't be that bad. We were wrong. Made it about half way up the ridge from the saddle before turning back. Lots of snow/ice, had to clear hand and foot holds and we were wearing approach shoes and had cold feet.


Roots - Aug 29, 2011 7:10 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

East Arete  Sucess!

Great climb with nice exposure!


fleshy1 - Aug 28, 2011 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

East Ridge Jazz Hands Edition  Sucess!

Day trip. Excellent ridge!


SawtoothSean - Aug 27, 2011 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

TRaverse  Sucess!

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.


Bill562 - Aug 16, 2011 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Solo from Whitney Portal. Lots of people and bears at the portal, not a single creature on Russell.


zoomloco - Jul 7, 2011 11:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Star Trekkin car to car  Sucess!

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...


BLong - Jul 7, 2011 3:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

Fishhook  Sucess!

Had great fun heading up the Fishhook and down the East Ridge


cab - Jul 5, 2011 10:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

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.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fun dayhike with Chad through Cleaver Col. We also did Carillon on the way. Need to come back for Fishhook, and Mithal.


TheNobleSunfish - Jun 17, 2011 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fun scramble - took a few variations to avoid snow, and still had to crampon up for one short stretch.


MBFN - Jun 13, 2011 3:10 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

South face  Sucess!

Awesome climb, couldn't ask for better weather.


harryquach - May 23, 2011 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

Fine Summer Day  Sucess!



jpsmyth - May 12, 2011 1:30 am

Multiple times -east ridge  Sucess!

First of several successful climbs. First climb was with my brother. Climbed again each year 2001-2005 with groups of friends


SKI - Apr 25, 2011 9:20 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011

East Ridge... Didn't Happen

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.


thholder - Feb 19, 2011 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010

East ridge   Sucess!

solo dayhike...beautiful day on our way home from vacation in Colorado


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 12:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Whitney Loop  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. Russell as part of a 5 peak Whitney Loop. Up the MR and down MT.


Darren9 - Nov 16, 2010 12:51 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010


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!


douggranger - Oct 25, 2010 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

South Face, Right Side  Sucess!

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.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 23, 2010 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Traverse from Morgenson  Sucess!

Day 10 of the 2010 Sierra Challenge. The traverse from Morgenson is a tad scary! Trip Report.


mtndonkey - Oct 19, 2010 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

East Ridge

Dayhike, turned back at 13.8k due to treacherous winter conditions. I guess we'll have to go back in the summer.

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