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Mt. Whitney


High Sierra, California USA


Trip Report
2011 High Sierra TR
Wednesday October 19, 2011 12:50pm
My first TR on Supertopo and my first climbing video. I hope you enjoy.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=581498909636

Our ticklist:
Travelerís Buttress, Loverís Leap
North Ridge, Mt. Conness
Phobos, Phobos/Deimos cliff
On the Lamb, Lamb Dome
Lucky Streaks, Fairview Dome
East Buttress, Mt. Whitney
Fishhook Arete, Mt. Russell
Sun Ribbon Arete, Temple Crag

And a couple of pictures...
Summit of Whitney
Summit of Whitney
Credit: RolonRolon
Fishhook Arete, Mt. Russell
Fishhook Arete, Mt. Russell
Credit: RolonRolon
tyro on Sun Ribbon Arete, Temple Crag
tyro on Sun Ribbon Arete, Temple Crag
Credit: RolonRolon



We stopped at the Buttermilks as well and worked a couple boulders there. Here is me on the Ironman Traverese.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=581474249056

Also, we were the silly kids who lost a rope at the free parking at Loverís Leap and some shoes at Mama Cat in Woodfords. If somebody has them, I would be forever indebted to you for their return. Thanks for watching!

(If facebook isn't the best thing to host videos on, let me know. YouTube is better quality but was taking forever.)

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RolonRolon
About the Author
RolonRolon is a trad climber from Davis, CA.

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JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Oct 19, 2011 - 02:06pm PT
Very nice video -- and by what I can see, a great trip. Thanks much.

John
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Oct 19, 2011 - 03:47pm PT
Awesome! High Sierra is where I love to climb the most.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Oct 19, 2011 - 03:48pm PT
That's a heckuva good summer ticklist! Nice job.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
  Oct 19, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
Excellent vid and agree with Nutjob, nice summer's ticklist.

You didn't backup belay across the T Traverse, wild!

We did only because I'm a wuss sometimes.

Great adventures, for sure!
RolonRolon

Trad climber
Davis, CA
Author's Reply  Oct 19, 2011 - 04:18pm PT
Thanks for the comments! A back up belay would have been smart but the weather was coming in so we were going for speed. We actually got really lucky on Temple Crag as we had nasty clouds around us all day but up until the last pitch of scrambling, stayed snow/rain free.
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Mt. Whitney - East Buttress 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The route as seen from Iceberg Lake.
Photo: Chris McNamara
Other Routes on Mt. Whitney
Mt. Whitney - Mountaineer's Route 3rd class - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
Mountaineer's Route, 3rd class
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The route disappears behind the ridge and follows the gully to the summit.
Mt. Whitney - East Face 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click for details.
East Face, 5.7
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The route as seen from Iceberg Lake.