Elevation: 14,088 ft
GPS: 36.59, -118.291 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Mar 5, 2006
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details

Description

At 14,088 ft (4,294 m), Mt. Russell is the 7th highest peak in California.

Getting There

Approach from Whitney Portal.

2019 SEASON PERMIT NOTE: No walk-up day use permits for the Whitney Zone including the North Fork.
All day use permits for the Whitney Zone are now only reservable online, at the URL listed above. As of May 30 2019 - be aware that there are open spaces up until about June 14th, then there are no open spaces available until October 22nd.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Russell

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 115
East Arete
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 166
Fishhook Arête
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 138
Mithril Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Star Trekkin'
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Bloody Corner
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Western Front
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Arete
 115
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine
Fishhook Arête
 166
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Mithril Dihedral
 138
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Star Trekkin'
 30
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Bloody Corner
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Western Front
 32
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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