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East Face - 5.5

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Fun exposed route with lots of air under your feet.

Submitted by: moreriderthanaclimber on 2005-08-24
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Route ID: 69137

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: roccsugma5 on 2000-05-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars MT WHITNEY, EAST FACE,vari. MY FIRST ALPINE EXPERIENCE

I remember the date cause it was the same weekend MI-2 movie came out and Plaster Rob also took me up the Fishhook. The face traverse and chimney were def 5.7 for me, the washboard ramp easy 2-3 even though i led that part; missed the golden staircase, went up a 11 foot+, one-move wonder, crack that felt like hard 9 or 10a; then a 5.8 muddy mantle near the top.

Added: 2012-09-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: jonnykwong on 2002-03-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars w/sq

solo after the hike

Added: 2008-03-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: chalkduster on 2007-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Good, but not as fun as Fishhook Arete

Climbed the East Face & Fishhook this weekend and was a tad disappointed in the East Face. Sure, its a classic and I'm glad I have it under my belt, but not so sure about all those stars. And Peter Croft was right, there WERE "hordes of weirdos writhing around in some heinous group hug" atop. Mt. Russell was more secluded and quiet. Also, that descent down the Mountaineer's Route gully sucks. Usually, very judicious, my partner nearly sent a huge rock rolling down on me and I've never run so fast in my life to get out of the way of that thing. Mt. Russell's descent was more sandy, faster and fun.

Of course its hard to compare after such a great route as Fishhook - perhaps if we hadn't done that first, I would be more stoked.

Added: 2007-07-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: namascar on 2004-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars no comment

no comment

Added: 2007-04-18