Guided Mt Russell Climbs
Mt. Russell 14,094 ft.
East Ridge III 4th Class, Mithril Dihedral 5.10a, or Fish Hook Arete III 5.9
3 days/ 2 nights
Cost: $1,125.00 per person with 2 Climbers
Cost: $1,425.00 One to One Single Climber
Mount Russell is a massive peak just north of Mount Whitney. The 7th tallest peak in the state of California is probably best known for having the state's best alpine rock climbing. This high quality mountain is the epidimy of what High Sierra climbing should be. Give us a call to discuss the options and schedule your summer climbing.
East Ridge 4th Class - The easiest route on Mt Russell is also widely considered the best 4th class route in the Sierra. The approach starts from Upper Boy Scout Lake up to the shoulder of the peak. From here the East Ridge of Mt Russell quckly narrows down to a knife edge ridge. The route offers spectacular views with thousands of feet of exposure. Despite the exposure the route does not require technical climbing skills.
Fishhook Arete, 5.9 - This stunning arete twists around the southern boundry of the summit. With over 9 pitches of climbing the Fishhook Arete splits the boundary of Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park. This 5.9 route is one of the best climbs in the country in one of the most beautiful places in the World.
Mithril Dihedral, 5.10a - The southwest corner of the peak just located to the located just to the west of the Fishhook Arete. This stellar corner may be one of the best dihedral climbs in the country. A worthy objective for any 5.10 climber. Several pitch of corner climbing leads to a meandering ridge with huge exposure. The Mithril Dihedral is one of the best climbs you will ever do.
Departure: Lone Pine, California
Group Size: Limited to 2 clients
Guide to client ratio: 1:2
Experience Level: Solid rock climbing skills, ability to follow 5.9 (Fishhook Arete ), 5.10a (Mithril Dihedral) proper knots, belays, and excellent physical conditioning. Previous experience with climbing at altitude is helpful.