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Ascent of Mount Russell on 2019-07-14

Climber: Adam Lievers

Date:Sunday, July 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Russell
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14088 ft / 4294 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with Erik, 7 hours r/t from overnight camp at UBSL. The crux was the 200 yard ridge section before the east summit, including a brief snow crossing which could have been bypassed by climbing class 4 blocks along the top of the ridge. Gusty winds added to pucker factor. In all, and incredible climb and the best 3rd class route I have ever done.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5714 ft / 1741 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3+
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5714 ft / 1741 m
    Route:N. Fork to East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Whitney Trail  8374 ft / 2552 m
Descent Statistics



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