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  Mt. Russell just before sunset.
 
Photo:Chris McNamara
   

The Best High Sierra Climbing Routes
For quality alpine rock climbing, its hard to beat the High Sierra. Below we have provide beta for many of moderate classic climbs of the High sierra.

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Route Name Formation Review
Temple Crag - Venusian Blind 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Venusian Blind
5.7, Temple Crag

The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo:SP Parker
Temple Crag
11
5.7
4 Star Rating
Temple Crag - Sun Ribbon Arete 5.10a - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Sun Ribbon Arete
5.10a, Temple Crag

The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo:SP Parker
Temple Crag
16
5.10a
5 Star Rating
Temple Crag - Moon Goddess Arete 5.8 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Moon Goddess Arete
5.8, Temple Crag

The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo:SP Parker
Temple Crag
14
5.8
4 Star Rating
Temple Crag - Dark Star 5.10b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Dark Star
5.10b, Temple Crag

The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo:Ryan Crochiere
Temple Crag
20
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Starlight Peak - Pirates IV 5.10b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Pirates
IV 5.10b, Starlight Peak

Red line + the climb. Yellow line is the descent.
Photo:Ryan Crochiere
Starlight Peak
10
IV 5.10b
3 Star Rating
Polemonium Peak - V Notch Couloir III+ AI 4 5.5-5.8 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
V Notch Couloir
III+ AI 4 5.5-5.8, Polemonium Peak

V Notch in red, descent in yello.
Photo:Ryan Crochiere
Polemonium Peak
12
III+ AI 4 5.5-5.8
5 Star Rating
Petite Griffon - Southeast Face 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Southeast Face
5.7, Petite Griffon

Overview of the Petite Griffon and surrounding peaks.
Photo:McKenzie Long
Petite Griffon
3
5.7
4 Star Rating
North Peak - Northeast Couloir AI 2 4th Class - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Northeast Couloir
AI 2 4th Class, North Peak

The Northeast Couloir of North Peak.
Photo:Dan Mingori
North Peak
N/A
AI 2 4th Class
4 Star Rating
North Palisade - U Notch Couloir III AI 2 5.2 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
U Notch Couloir
III AI 2 5.2, North Palisade

U Notch in Yellow (V Notch in Red)
Photo:Ryan Crochiere
North Palisade
N/A
III AI 2 5.2
4 Star Rating
Mt. Whitney - Mountaineer's Route 3rd class - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Mountaineer's Route
3rd class, Mt. Whitney

The route disappears behind the ridge and follows the gully to the summit.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Whitney
N/A
3rd class
2 Star Rating
Mt. Whitney - East Buttress 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Buttress
5.7, Mt. Whitney

The route as seen from Iceberg Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Whitney
11
5.7
5 Star Rating
Mt. Whitney - East Face 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Face
5.7, Mt. Whitney

The route as seen from Iceberg Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Whitney
13
5.7
5 Star Rating
Mt. Sill - Swiss Arete 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Swiss Arete
5.7, Mt. Sill


Photo:Ryan Crochiere
Mt. Sill
8
5.7
4 Star Rating
Mt. Russell - Fishhook Arete 5.9 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Fishhook Arete
5.9, Mt. Russell

The route as seen from the summit of Whitney.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Russell
8
5.9
5 Star Rating
Mt. Russell - East Ridge 3rd class - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Ridge
3rd class, Mt. Russell

The route as seen from the summit of Whitney.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Russell
N/A
3rd class
4 Star Rating
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