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Mt. Russell

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About Mt. Russell:

Mt. Russell is the beautiful mountain just north of Mt. Whitney. It is a huge massif with the south face being an impressive wall of buttresses and couloirs. The peak has two summits with the west summit being higher. The rib dropping down to the left from the west buttress is called the Southwest Buttress. The other main rib is called the Curving Arete (Is this the same as the Fishhook ArÍte?). There are 26 routes listed in Porcella/Burns book, Climbing California's Fourteeners, from Class 3 to a number of routes rated IV, 5.10.
Nearest town or city: Lone Pine
Directions: Go west from Lone Pine and park at Whitney Portal. Follow the Mt. Whitney trail to the footpath that branches off up the creek. Go cross country by lower and upper Boy Scout Lakes to the base of the southeast face. Perhaps the easiest way to approach the west face is via the Iceberg col between Mt. Whitney and Mt. Russell.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Year

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