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Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Class 3
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  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


MR to Iceberg Lake to Whitney-Russell col. Fun and exposed snow climb during winter. From the base of the North Face, there are plenty of options - in fact you can climb almost any line on the broad face if you don't mind climbing Class 4-5 terrain. Most of the face is a steep talus/boulder climb. The upper left side and the lower right sides have solid rock, but they are steep and cliffy - don't aim for them unless you are comfortable on class 4 rock. The class 2-3 route follows a diagonal path running up and to the right. This avoids the rocky cliffs mentioned above. There are a number of rocky ribs on the North Face, all canted to one side, running diagonally down and to the right. Several running down the middle have excellent class 3 scrambling and a welcome respite from the tedious talus. To reach these from Whitney-Russell col, aim diagonally upwards, passing over several other ribs enroute.

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Submitted by: TRETINA on 2008-03-26
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Route ID: 89354

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  Difficulty PD
  Safety Rating PG13
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: TRETINA on 2007-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A FUN alternative to the MR!

North Face/ Class 3 snow/ice (MR to Iceberg Lake to Whitney-Russell col) (ascent) MMWT/ Class 1 (descent) reached summit. 18 hour RT day climb with Rick Kent.

Added: 2007-10-04