Hello fellow mountaineers! I'm on the hunt for a partner(s)! I'm planning on climbing the Southside Route of Mt. Hood on May 26th or 27th, and the Mountaineers Route on Mt. Whitney around June 3rd or 4th. If you're interested in either of these routes around those dates, please feel free to contact me!
I'm 25, and still relatively green in terms of experience (recently soloed Avy Gulch on Shasta, and I've spent some time climbing around Desolation Wilderness; lots of sport climbing experience though!), but I'm in good physical condition with a good head on my shoulders.
Definitely reserve a permit for whitney. Its probably already too late. Tried the lotto with buddies to climb it and did not get it. We did get the hiking permit and did that which was fun enough. Some people got 0 permits....
From the USFS website:
If you want to climb the Mountaineers Route or other East Face climbing routes, use the trail name “North Fork of Lone Pine Creek” when reserving. - Day use for these routes is in the lottery (day use permit is valid for all routes in the Whitney Zone). - Overnight use is not in the lottery, reserve up to 6 months advance.