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Mt Whitney Mountaineer's Route Conditions

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edward hart · · Lee Vining · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

Has anyone been up or down the mountaineer's route since the snow 2 weeks ago? Thinking of giving the East Buttress a go next week and am curious how much snow is up there still. Thanks.

Alex Souza · · Walnut Creek, CA · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10

Climbed East Buttress on 9/29 and descended via the mountaineers route. Solid ice in the lower gully and pretty sketch to negotiate without crampons or an ice axe. We rapped twice from slung blocks to bypass the ice.

Tim Opsahl · · SF, CA · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

was up there last weekend and conditions are perfect - there's maybe 10-20 feet of the mountaineer's route where we wouldn't have felt comfortable without microspikes but didn't need crampons or ice axe/

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