RPC's Mount Russell - Fishhook Arete

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RPC's Mount Russell - Fishhook Arete
Created On: Aug 5, 2010
Last Edited On: Aug 5, 2010


Trying to organize our old photos. All I recall from our climb of this thing was the cold...and I mean COLD penetrating wind all day (this was June 19th-ish, 2005). I still remember the headaches! Unlike Whitney (the year prior), when we hiked our sea-level habituated bodies up to Iceberg Lake in one push, this time we broke up the approach with stops at Upper Boyscout and Iceberg Lakes (much better!).


Fishhook AreteFishhook Arete (III 5.8) on Mount Russell

Fishhook AreteLeading the (crux) first pitch.

Fishhook AreteShirley on pitch 2.

Fishhook AreteLeading pitch 3.

Fishhook AreteA gendarme on pitch 3 of Fishhook Arete.

Fishhook AreteLeading pitch 4.

Fishhook AreteShirley topping out on pitch 4.

Fishhook AreteLeading pitch 6.

Fishhook AretePitch 7.

Fishhook AretePitch 8 moves right below the summit.

Fishhook AreteVery cold Shirley on the summit of Russell.

Fishhook AreteVery cold yours truly on the summit of Russell.

Fishhook AreteStarting out descent from the summit.

Fishhook AreteFreezing cold Shirley hiking out after our climb of Fishhook (start behind her).


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splattski - Aug 5, 2010 6:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Oh, man!

Now I want to do this even more than before. Thanks for sharing!


rpc - Aug 5, 2010 7:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Oh, man!

Hey Thank YOU! :) Fun route from what I recall (despite the arctic blast) Cheers.


Deb - Aug 5, 2010 8:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Shots!

At least you had sunshine! We froze like hell on Fishhook as well last year. Beautiful warm weather for 2 days, then BLAM....wind and cold. What's up with that?!


rpc - Aug 6, 2010 10:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shots!

thanks Deb - it's been a long time but I still recall that piercing cold wind up there (we also had great weather for the 2 day approach to iceberg lks :)

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