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Red and White

Postby jfnr » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:25 pm

I keep looking at Red and White but have not heard many good things. My thought was coming in from Edison. Any thoughts.



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Re: Red and White

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:04 pm

http://www.summitpost.org/red-and-white-mountain/153294
Easiest route would up from the southwest near Little Grinnell Lake. This whole
area is beautiful and coming up from the Mono Creek area via the Laurel Creek
drainage is well worth starting from Edison Lake.
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Re: Red and White

Postby John Dittli » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:08 pm

Pretty fun on skis! We just did the east slope two weeks ago from McGee Creek. The last few feet are mildly sporting.
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Re: Red and White

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:19 pm

JD, your link reads "This content is currently unavailable".
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Re: Red and White

Postby John Dittli » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:24 pm

I changed a setting, can you view it now?
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Re: Red and White

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:42 pm

Nope
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Re: Red and White

Postby John Dittli » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:04 pm

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Re: Red and White

Postby gary c. » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:28 pm

I wish that I was in good enough shape or even had the brass to try that. It must be a heck of a rush!! Awesome John, thanks' for posting.
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Re: Red and White

Postby Herm » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:52 pm

I second what gary c. said.
Thanks for another inspirational post :thumbsup:
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Re: Red and White

Postby jfnr » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:23 pm

Thanks guys. Feeling inspired. Already have this year planned out. Now I have something to think about for 2014. Has anybody dropped into the Grinnell basin from Rosy Finch ?
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Re: Red and White

Postby John Dittli » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:27 pm

yep, but the opposite way. I don't remember any thing out of the ordinary. Upper Hopkins Lake to Grinnell I recall taking more attention.
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Re: Red and White

Postby giantbrookie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:40 pm

Regarding a conventional summer climb of Red and White, I did it from Big McGee Lake. This is a steep class 2 climb on metamorphic slabs, scree, and talus with a bit of class 3. How much third class one puts in depends on how you pick the route. When I did it, I think I kept things to class 2 until about the last 30 feet and then did a bit of class 3. Although metamorphic rock, it is not horribly loose, so it isn't as tedious as one might think. The view from the top is one of the better ones in the Sierra owing to the topographic prominence of this peak. The view down to Grinnell is like looking out the window of a plane.
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