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4th, Trad, Alpine, 800 ft, Grade II,
Avg: 1.4 from 5 votes
California > High Sierra > 14 - Whitney &… > Mt Russell
Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year
Some of the peaks in this area are restricted (not all). See the Inyo National Forest's
Mount Whitney Zone regulations webpage
for current information. Access is usually limited from May to October of every year from the highest elevations of most of the Lone Pine Creek watershed.
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.
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.
This is the climber descent route.
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Routes on Mount Russell - with descent for Mithril and Fishhook.
Lori Curry near the top of South Slope.
Walking past the Mithral Dihedral.
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Makes for a quick descent from the technical routes. As a scramble, the East Ridge is far superior in every single way.
6 days ago