Type: Trad, Alpine, Grade II
FA: Norman Clyde - 24 June 1926
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Mar 6, 2006
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Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details


Day 1, hike from Whitney Portal to camp at Upper Boy Scout Lake.

Day 2 Do climb.

Day 3 Hike back to Whitney Portal.

Ascend the scree slope north of the lake to the Russell-Carillon Col. Head West up the ridge, keeping to the right where necessary to reach the East summit of Russell. Traverse the summit ridge, mostly on the right until reaching the West summit.


Descend back down the East Ridge and scree to Upper Boy Scout Lake.


Can be soloed.