Me and my partner climbed Mithral Dihedral, a 5.9+ or 5.10a 1000 feet long alpine route on Mt. Russell in the High Sierras, California. Mt. Russell has an elevation of 14,094 feet (4,296 m) and is the seventh-highest peak in the state.
For the trip report and story on how we epiced this climb, please read this post on Mowgli and Panda.
|If you are in Lone Pine, do not miss a breakfast bite at Alabama Hills Cafe.|
|Our last good breakfast before heading out in the mountians.|
|Iceberg lake as seen from the Whitney-Russell col.|
|Start of the climb: Pitch one & two link up in a 200 feet long pitch|
|Still in the shade before starting on the dihedral proper|
|Dihedral proper: Sun and the hand jam corners|
|Beautiful views all round|
|Offwidth at the start of pitch 5|
|Last pitch before topping out the dihedral|
|Close up of the last layback section|
|From L to R: Third needle, Day needle, Keeler needle and Mt. Whitney|