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East ridge on Mount Russell in May

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Hayla Beck · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Has anyone done the East Ride route on Mount Russell in Whitney Portal lately? Is the ridge free of snow?

C Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 551

I was on Mt. Irvine last weekend and snapped this shot of Whitney/Russell from the summit. Its hard to say for sure, but certainly still looks snowy. 

Duncan Masland · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 10

It'll go! It was in decent shape in late March.  Lingering snow may push you off the 3rd class and onto low 5th.

March 28:

kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 11,777

Might want to bring crampons for early morning on the approach - (sustained 35 degrees), and

Poles with ski baskets for afternoon descent.

And if you're putting in all that approach and descent time and work, I suggest adding the
West ridge and/or Southeast ridge of
Mt Carillon: 


Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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