Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
Routes in Mt. Whitney
|Cardiovascular Seizure T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|East Buttress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|East Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Hairline T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C2+|
|Happy Cowboy (Whitney edge traverse) T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Left Wing Extremist T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Mount Whitney Trail, The|
|Mountaineer's Route, The 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow|
|North Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|SouthWest Edge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|SouthWest Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 700 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||markguycan on Jul 14, 2008|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access limited from May to October every year Details
DescriptionThis worthwhile route climbs the right most dihedral system.
P1: varied cracks 5.8,
P2: right leaning crack system up toward corner, switch to higher of two cracks midway then up to ledge with 2 piton belay- 10a.
P3: unusual double cracks at 90 degrees inside corner (side by side foot jams and bilateral gaston)- 5.9 belay on small pillar with gear,
P4: steep flared hands with poor flaky feet 11- to chimney and ledge on right. This cruxy pitch could be avoided by staying in corner to the right at probably 5.9
P5: varied cracks to chimney to big ledge- long pitch 5.8
P6: step right from ledge then up steep clean corner (small gear), then hand traverse right to next corner to small roof/ledge then up final chimney to summit 10b.
Descend off the north side - easy 5th and 4th class downclimbing to ledges and scree the contour around to Whitney-Russell col.