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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
Incredible Hulk - Sun Spot Dihedral 5.11b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Sun Spot Dihedral
5.11b, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from the bivy spot.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
12
5.11b
5 Star Rating
Incredible Hulk - Positive Vibrations 5.11a - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Positive Vibrations
5.11a, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from the bivy spot.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
13
5.11a
5 Star Rating
Incredible Hulk - Red Dihedral 5.10b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Red Dihedral
5.10b, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from Maltby Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
12
5.10b
5 Star Rating
Keeler Needle - Harding Route 5.10c - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Harding Route
5.10c, Keeler Needle

The route as seen from the approach.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Keeler Needle
13
5.10c
3 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
Merriam Peak - North Buttress 5.10b/c - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
North Buttress
5.10b/c, Merriam Peak

The prominent North Buttress of Merriam Peak
Photo:Ryan Crochiere
Merriam Peak
10
5.10b/c
3 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
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
Incredible Hulk - Falling Dihedral Var. 5.10a - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Falling Dihedral Var.
5.10a, Incredible Hulk

The route as seen from the bivy spot.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Incredible Hulk
8
5.10a
3 Star Rating
Mt. Russell - Mithral Dihedral 5.10b - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Mithral Dihedral
5.10b, Mt. Russell

The route as seen from Mt. Whitney summit.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Russell
8
5.10b
5 Star Rating
Mt. Russell - Star Trekin 5.10c - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Star Trekin
5.10c, Mt. Russell

The route as seen from Mt. Whitney summit.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Russell
8
5.10c
5 Star Rating
Cardinal Pinnacle - West Face 5.10a - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
West Face
5.10a, Cardinal Pinnacle

West face of Cardinal Pinnacle
Photo:Luke Lydiard
Cardinal Pinnacle
4
5.10a
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. Goode - North Buttress 5.9 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
North Buttress
5.9, Mt. Goode

The route as seen from the final approach to the snowfield.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Goode
9
5.9
3 Star Rating
Bear Creek Spire - North Arete 5.8 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
North Arete
5.8, Bear Creek Spire

The route from just above Dade Lake.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Bear Creek Spire
10
5.8
4 Star Rating
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