Ascent of Mount Russell on 2016-09-10

Climber: Robert Bortolin

Others in Party:James Duke
Derek Tse
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Russell
    Elevation:14088 ft / 4294 m

Ascent Trip Report

"Spicy" ridge crossing after slogging up the Rockwell Variation to get to the saddle. Crap scree and sandy rocks to get up to the saddle before hitting the ridge. Took about 1:45 to summit from saddle.
Camped at Upper Boyscout Lake
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6237 ft / 1901 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6237 ft / 1901 m
    Route:East Ridge via Rockwell Variation
    Start Trailhead:Whitney Portal  7851 ft / 2392 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Whitney Mountaineers Route (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Russell2016-09-106237 ft / 1901 m
2Mount Carillon2016-09-10 
3Mount Whitney2016-09-113198 ft / 975 m
Total Trip Gain: 9435 ft / 2876 m

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