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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Mount Russell, South Ridge to East Peak

Mount Russell, South Ridge to East Peak. This very prominent crest is really a continuation of the main divide from the Whitney-Russell col. (It is the left profile as seen from Upper Boy Scout Lake.) Greg Thomsen, Ed Ehrenfeldt, and I made the climb on September 15, 1974. The climbing over and around a serrate crest of granite teeth is quite spectacular and provides a number of short problems. The nearness of the summit-route gully to the west offers escapes, and is therefore a detraction to any claim of boldness. NCCS II, F7.

Fred Beckey