The Mount Whitney Trail
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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:||Alpine, Grade II|
|FA:||Charles D. Begole, Albert H. Johnson, John Lucas - Aug 18, 1873|
|Page Views:||868 total, 109/month|
|Shared By:||Alex Temus on Apr 17, 2017|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access limited from May to October every year Details
DescriptionThis is the easiest and most popular route to climb Mt. Whitney. The trail is 10.7 miles (17.1km) long, and gains over 6100 feet vertically (1860m) one-way from Whitney Portal.
Ice axes and crampons should be brought if attempting the route in spring and early summer, but technical climbing equipment is not necessary between mid-July and early October. The elevation at the trailhead is 8360' (2550 meters). The elevation at the summit is 14,494' (4418 meters).
There are a few other hikes that lead to the summit of Mt. Whitney which all require crampons and general mountaineering equipment except in late summer. Other, more technical climbing & mountaineering routes are covered on this site.