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Whitney july 29th-30th


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Alia Atreides · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

I have buds hiking the walk up but would love to do something technical. Was going to blast up the mountaineers route solo if I couldn't find anyone.

I'd be stoked on east face or buttress, and would be camping with buds that night at the hiker's camp at 12grand or so. 

Coming from wa to lv, so logistics could be weird :)

Fan Zhang · · Washington, DC · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 658

Hikers go up the Whitney Trail, where as the approach for the Mountaineers Route and technical east face routes goes up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek. They're completely different approaches, in different valleys. If you camped with your friends at Trail Camp (the highest camp along the Whitney Trail, around 12K in elev), then you would be a long ways away from the base of the Mountaineers Route or the east face routes. 

Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 180

the penalty for getting caught without a permit is only $100?

Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 180

interesting to know.  I think getting escorted off the mountain is the worst part (unless you're descending anyway).  But tickets in Zion and even in some of the SoCal mountains are more than $100, I just figured it would be closer to 250 or 300.  



grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70

FYI, mountaineers permit is different than hikers permit. You can't just decide to do one or the other. 

Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 200

Trail camp as others have said is nowhere near the East Face.  I have never had a problem getting a permit to do the East Face or Buttress showing up the day before at the ranger station in Lone Pine the day prior to climbing, get there when the doors open and get your name in for the lottery.   Chances are good you will get one,, especially if you can do it mid week.   

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70

I was denied an east face permit and was forced to do the hike instead. Just know that its the state of California - aka land of rules and regulations. 

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
grog m aka Greg McKee wrote:

I was denied an east face permit and was forced to do the hike instead. Just know that its the state of California - aka land of rules and regulations. 

Except that those are federal regulation! (Forest Service).

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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