Mt. Russell, Fishhook Arête

Mt. Russell is located next to Mt. Whitney.


Although overshadowed by its more popular neighbor it offers climbs that are every bit as aesthetically beautiful, with a lot fewer people. Four pitches of clean granite climbing rated between 5.7 and 5.8 take us on to a face where the views get increasingly more spectacular. We continue along the arête up four more pitches of cracks systems, a small chimney and then some face climbing to its summit. This climb is one of the all time Sierra classics.

Elevation: 14,086 feet, 4293m
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
Length of Trip: 3 Days
Difficulty Rating: Grade 5.8

Elevation 14,086 feet, 4293m
Difficulty rating: Intermediate


$1560 per person guided 1:1

$960 per person guided 2:1


The best time to climb this route is June 15 through September 15.

Custom dates and private guiding can be arranged by contacting our office.