Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft (303 m), Grade II
FA: Cark Gekker abd Al Green (august 1966)
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Shared By: Viren Perumal on Aug 10, 2014
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details
Access Issue: No Longer Restricted Access (Bighorn Sheep Zoological Restrictions lifted 2010) Details


The East Arete is Classic - one of the best routes of its grade and type in the range....downright enjoyable!!!

Ridge Scrambling on Mt. Carl Heller

I think it shares the quality and style of east ridge of Russel and the east ridge of muir...just with really low chances of running into anyone else.

Climb the East Ridge on enjoyable rock to the summit...staying left of the gully at the very top.

Fiddler Pg 94
Secor Pg 83

sunrise on Carl Heller

There is more info that can be found on climbing this route with a great trip report from a winter ascent here:

and another description here:


You can descend down the southwest slopes or down climb the route which is a nice option if you are staying in the drainage.

Jediah Porter Descending the East Arete


Scramble the route or carry a light alpine rack and a very short rope (15M should be adequate for any short steep steps.