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


$780 per person
$1100 for two climbs in four days including one each on Mt. Whitney and Mt. Russell


June 29-July 1, 2019

July 28-30, 2019

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


236 N. Main St., Bishop, CA 93514 USA

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