Mount Russell Climber's Log

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seano - Sep 5, 2008 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Amazing view and exposure.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Sep 1, 2008 1:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Fishhook Arete (III 5.9)  Sucess!

Jeff Bance and I climbed this awesome route in 9 pitches, following the SuperTopo description. The first pitch was an exciting way to start with a pretty big run-out and the early-morning cold only added to the excitement. Otherwise, really fun, exposed climbing on awesome rock. We climbed the route in about 5.5 hours and descended back to our camp at Iceberg Lake in a little over an hour. Hiked out the same day and had dinner at the French restaurant in Independence before driving to SLC. This route was a great end to my 2008 summer season.


dpsiebert - Aug 21, 2008 5:17 am

East Ridge  Sucess!

Left Santa Ana at 4AM, summited at 3PM, back home by 10:30PM. Tough day, not recommended.


Bonesaw - Aug 2, 2008 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great solo route from Upper Boy Scout lake. Loved the exposure!


ckerth - Jul 21, 2008 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Whitney Portal - Lower/Upper Boy Scout Lake - Rockwell Variation - East Ridge


BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 9:57 pm

East ridge with Manu Walia  Sucess!

Great route and 1st 14'er for my buddy Manu who did great.


dshoshone - Jul 9, 2008 10:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fun dayhike, wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.


96avs01 - Jul 7, 2008 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge from Upper Boy Scout Lake with several CMC members. Great climb, will definitely do it again one day. We successfully missed all the 4th of July traffic on the mountain as we were one of only two parties on the route.


lasvegaswraith - Jul 1, 2008 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Standard route of N Fork to Carillon saddle ILO Rockwell variation climbed the first time - the only variation from the normal route seemed like loose talus instead of loose sand, so 2 steps up, 1 step back instead of 2 steps up, 2 steps back - to saddle and on to East Ridge. A great reminder this is so much better than work!


kovarpa - Apr 30, 2008 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

East ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Vendulka from UBSL, a great ridge climb with a real alpine feel to it and not a single other soul on the mountain.

david whiting

david whiting - Mar 15, 2008 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2002

Fear of heights!

Thought this was a class three. Well, not for me. The ridge was just too exposed to feel comfortable on a solo trip.


MoapaPk - Mar 5, 2008 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004

Rockwell  Sucess!

Once more Jim reminds me to sign in. Went up the Rockwell, down the scree as a day hike from the Portal, accompanied by BW and 4 tough women. Great trip. Really not that bad if you stay on route, but becomes exposure-creepy off-route.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004



Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:27 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Continues to be one of my favorite ridges in the Sierras...beautiful views!


bighornmonkey - Dec 27, 2007 4:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Done...  Sucess!

East Ridge twice... awesome route!


derekp62 - Nov 21, 2007 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

East Ridge with Loma Prieta PCS

Summited with our entire group from the Loma Prieta peak climbing section of the Sierra Club. Had a nice climb up Carillon the previous day.

Zzyzx - Oct 26, 2007 1:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Solo hike of Russell / Whitney and Muir in a day. I almost gave up on it before getting to the ridge. When I'd climbed it before, I'd taken the first couloir past the Upper Boyscout to get to the Russell / Carillon plateau, but this time I decided to do the Rockwell variation. It was terrible! All that loose rock and send made the upward progress very slow, and the only reason I kept going was that I didn't want to go back down the same way. Once at the plateau, at the beginning of the E. Ridge, I decided to go for the summit. Descended the South Face (right side).


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

My 1st CA 14ers  Sucess!

It was my first California 14er. Just happened to pick one of the toughest on the list.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Sep 4, 2007 10:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Russell Carillion  Sucess!

Russell, then Carillion, with some nice thundercracks as we shot up Carillion. We took Rockwell variation up, standard route down. The Rockwell variation isn't necessarily better, but it sucks less on the way up. East Ridge of Russell was nice scrambly fun. Wish there was more of it!


brusy - Aug 24, 2007 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Quadruple 14neer  Sucess!

Went up the Whitney Trail on Friday, camped at crowded Trail camp. The other day got up the switchbacks, made a little side trip to Mt. Muir, short fun climb! Continued following the trail up Whitney summit, spent few hours chatting with people (there were many), than climbed down the Mountaineers Route to Iceberg Lake and spent another windy night there. Didn't get much sleep as the wind blew instantly to my face through my bivy... Another morning I stared late ,9:30, and headed up the Iceberg Col and then traversed to Russel's South Face, which was a long scramble up the face, than a little class 3 up to the ridge. I took the easier Right Side variation. After hanging around summit with 2 guys who climbed Fishhook Arete, climbed down, packed all my stuff and followed the North Folk Creek Trail down to the portal. I must say it is much easier to do so if there is snow... My knees were killing me... That night I drove my car to Cottonwood Lakes trail head, camped there and in the morning started early for the Mt. Langley never ending day hike... Took me 9.5 hours round trip but it was worth it. Beautiful area at Cottonwood Lakes...
Met so many great people on this trip that I have talked to and spent some time with and that was certainly the most rewarding feeling of the whole trip...

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