Elevation 14,086 feet, 4293m
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
Mt. Russell, Fishhook Arête Details:
Mt. Russell is located next to Mt. Whitney. Although overshadowed by its more popular neighbor it offers climbs that are every bit as aesthetically beautiful, with a lot fewer people. Four pitches of clean granite climbing rated between 5.7 and 5.8 take us on to a face where the views get increasingly more spectacular. We continue along the arête up four more pitches of cracks systems, a small chimney and then some face climbing to its summit. This climb is one of the all time Sierra classics.