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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
Mt. Dana - Dana Couloir II AI1 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Dana Couloir
II AI1, Mt. Dana

The Dana Couloir on June 22, 2008
Photo:Willian McConachie
Mt. Dana
N/A
II AI1
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
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
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. 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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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