Ascent of Mount Russell on 2016-09-26
|Date:||Monday, September 26, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Elevation:||14000 ft / 4267 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWithout any advance research I took off on a solo ascent from the pass and went up the eastern ridge. While Class 3, the vertical exposure felt a bit creepy to me, and at a certain point I hit an area that appeared to be a single line of rocks, no path, with vertical drops on both sides. It was late in the day and I did not have the time or energy to research alternative routes, so I headed down. I gather from GPS that I might have fallen just short of the East Peak. I will probably return some day after more research and perhaps more climbing experience. The view to Whitney and South is amazing.
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