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Mt. Russell – Fishhook Arête

August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016


As Mt. Whitney’s neighbor Mt. Russell often gets overlooked, but this granite giant has dozens of world-class routes to choose from.  The 3 we list here are arguably the best and are among the best in the range. Mt. Russell is a mountaineer’s peak with no easy routes to the summit, but all of them are classic.

The scheduled dates here for the Fishhook Arête and the East Ridge are in a 3-day format, with a minimum of 2 to run. Fishhook has a 2:1 maximum guiding ratio and East ridge has a 3:1 max ratio. We often climb these routes in 1 and 2 day formats, with prior screening. For well-honed climbers, it is reasonable to do all 3 of the routes recommended here in a 2-3 day format.



August 5, 2016
August 7, 2016
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