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Ascent of Mount Russell on 2014-07-22

Climber: Kate Ledesma

Others in Party:Kim
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Russell
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14088 ft / 4294 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped in the Alabama Hills. Picked up permits, got a late start (10:30) from the Portal.
Made camp at Upper Boy Scout Lake and spent the afternoon leisurely enjoying the sunshine, views, and lake.

Left at 8:50 am the next morning by heading up the scree slope and took a break at the top of it.
Reached the saddle between Russell and Carillon around 11:20.

We were sheltered from the wind on the East Ridge. The climbing and rock quality was excellent.
One of my favorite peaks ever.

Summited around 1:15. Met two climbers on the summit who has just completed the fish hook.

Descended the same route back down to the saddle and headed straight up Carillon.

Carillon was a super fast jaunt. It was quite windy on the summit. Views of the Tulainyo Lake were incredible!

Running down Carillon straight back to and down the scree slope took no time at all, and we were soon back at Upper Boy Scout.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6237 ft / 1901 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6237 ft / 1901 m
    Route:East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Whitney Portal  7851 ft / 2392 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Russell and Carillon (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Russell2014-07-226237 ft / 1901 m
2Mount Carillon2014-07-22371 ft / 113 m
Total Trip Gain: 6608 ft / 2014 m



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