Mt. Russell, Fishhook Arête

Mt. Russell is located next to Mt. Whitney.

Overview

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.

Elevation: 14,086 feet, 4293m
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
Length of Trip: 3 Days
Difficulty Rating: Grade 5.8

Elevation 14,086 feet, 4293m
Difficulty rating: Intermediate

Cost

$690

Dates

TBA

Personal Equipment List

CLOTHING

__ __ LIGHT OR MID WEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR TOP AND BOTTOM
__ __ EXPEDITION WEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR TOP
__ __ PILE OR WOOL SWEATER
__ __ SYNTHETIC CLIMBING PANTS, OR EITHER WOOL OR PILE PANTS
__ __ NYLON OR GORE-TEX JACKET
__ __ NYLON OR GORE-TEX PANTS OR BIBS
__ __ GAITERS
__ __ WARM CAP
__ __ FACE MASK OR BALACLAVA
__ __ PILE OR WOOL GLOVES
__ __ MOUNTAINEERING SOCKS & LINER SOCKS
__ __ T-SHIRT
__ __ HIKING SHORTS
__ __ BASEBALL CAP

GEAR

__ __ *PACK
__ __ *HIKING BOOTS
__ __ *ROCK CLIMBING SHOES
__ __ *MOUNTAINEERING HELMET
__ __ *CLIMBING HARNESS
__ __ CARABINERS- Two large pear shaped locking, and one straight gate non locking
__ __ BELAY DEVICE
__ __ WEBBING- one 5’ & one 10’ piece of 9/16”, 11/16”, or 1” tubular webbing
__ __ *SKI POLES- optional
__ __ *HEADLAMP WITH A NEW BATTERY AND SPARE BULB
__ __ DARK GLASSES
__ __ WATER BOTTLES- two wide mouth bottles, 1 liter capacity
__ __ POCKET KNIFE
__ __ SUNSCREEN & LIP BALM- spf 15 minimum
__ __ CAMERA AND FILM
__ __ PERSONAL LUNCH FOOD
__ __ SMALL FIRST AID KIT
*Available for rental from SMI