Mt. Russell, East Ridge

Mt. Russell, East Ridge Details:

Length Price Rating Dates
2 Days $495 Class 3 August 7-8, 2017 Mt Russell East Ridge/ min 2 people

At 14,086 feet, Mt. Russell is one of thirteen peaks in the Sierra over 14,000 feet.  The East Ridge is a fun route in a breathtaking setting with spectacular views throughout.  The climbing is 3rd class requiring the use of hands and feet but no previous rock climbing skills are required.  The rock is firm white granite with plenty of good hand and footholds.  The ridge has some short sections of exposure as it offers an outstanding and unique view of Lake Tulainyo, which at 12,818’/3907m is the highest lake in the Western Hemisphere. The approach takes us up the North Fork of Lone Pine creek offering beautiful scenery throughout.  Sierra mountaineering legend Norman Clyde made the first ascent of this route in 1926.  Today it continues to be a favorite among many Sierra aficionados.  Join us and come learn why!