Avg: 2.7 from 33 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, Grade II|
|FA:||Charles D. Begole, Albert H. Johnson, John Lucas - Aug 18, 1873|
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|Shared By:||Alex Temus on Apr 17, 2017 · Updates|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
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.