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South Slope

4th, Trad, Alpine, 800 ft, Grade II,  Avg: 1.4 from 5 votes
FA: unknown
California > High Sierra > 14 - Whitney &… > Mt. Russell
Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details

Description

The crux is at the top of the South Slope, near the East Ridge.
I have climbed this as part of Whitney, Muir, and Russell, in a day.

Location

Located to the right of Fish hook arete. There are some photos attached to other Mt Russell routes showing South Slope from a distance. This is the climber descent route.

Protection

This is the climber descent route.

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Routes on Mount Russell - with descent for Mithril and Fishhook.
[Hide Photo] Routes on Mount Russell - with descent for Mithril and Fishhook.
Lori Curry near the top of South Slope.
[Hide Photo] Lori Curry near the top of South Slope.
Walking past the Mithral Dihedral.
[Hide Photo] Walking past the Mithral Dihedral.