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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
Charlotte Dome - South Face 5.8 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
South Face
5.8, Charlotte Dome

The route as seen from the approach.
Photo:Karl Lew
Charlotte Dome
12
5.8
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
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
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
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
Matterhorn Peak - North Arete 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
North Arete
5.7, Matterhorn Peak

The route as seen from the approach.
Photo:Brad Goya
Matterhorn Peak
6
5.7
3 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
Crystal Crag - North Arete 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
North Arete
5.7, Crystal Crag

Crystal Crag Overview
Photo:Luke Lydiard
Crystal Crag
3
5.7
3 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
Bear Creek Spire - Northeast Ridge 5.5 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Northeast Ridge
5.5, Bear Creek Spire

The route as seen from above Dade Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Bear Creek Spire
N/A
5.5
4 Star Rating
Mt. Humphreys - East Arete 5.5 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Arete
5.5, Mt. Humphreys

Overview of Mount Emerson, Mount Humphreys and Basin Mountain.
Photo:Luke Lydiard
Mt. Humphreys
N/A
5.5
4 Star Rating
Lone Pine Peak - North Ridge 5.5 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
North Ridge
5.5, Lone Pine Peak

The North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak.
Photo:Dan Mingori
Lone Pine Peak
N/A
5.5
3 Star Rating
Mt. Emerson - Southeast Face 5.4 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Southeast Face
5.4, Mt. Emerson

Overview of Mount Emerson, Mount Humphreys and Basin Mountain.
Photo:Luke Lydiard
Mt. Emerson
N/A
5.4
4 Star Rating
Laurel Mountain - Northeast Gully 5.2 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Northeast Gully
5.2, Laurel Mountain

The route as seen from Convict Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Laurel Mountain
N/A
5.2
3 Star Rating
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