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E Ridge Russell v Rock Route Clyde

Postby nmba1gi » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:28 pm

I dayhiked East Ridge Mt Russell a few weeks ago; now have my sights set on Rock Route of Clyde Minaret (not a dayhike). Can anyone out there compare and contrast the two routes in any significant way? i will be soloing. Thanks much



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Re: E Ridge Russell v Rock Route Clyde

Postby mokelumnekid » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:22 pm

Can't help you on Clyde but question about Russell: did you retrace your steps or go down the class 4 route at the end? I haven't done this (yet) but maybe 2010...beta welcome!
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Re: E Ridge Russell v Rock Route Clyde

Postby giantbrookie » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:57 pm

mokelumnekid wrote:Can't help you on Clyde but question about Russell: did you retrace your steps or go down the class 4 route at the end? I haven't done this (yet) but maybe 2010...beta welcome!


George, I haven't done Russell (or Clyde) either, but I am aware of some very detailed reports of the east ridge ("standard") route that are posted in several places online. I know if you go back far enough on the archives on this board there are at least two detailed reports of the E. Ridge. The best place I know of is the usual climber.org, and I'm sure summitpost has a bunch of reports, too. I know that there are also reports on the Whitney Portal Store message board. I also have some friends that have done Russell's east ridge. The usual description I hear is that it would hardly be class 3, except for the stupendous (and continual) exposure and most folks I know retrace and descend the E. ridge.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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