American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Mount Russell, The Mithral Dihedral

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  • Publication Year: 1977

Mount Russell, The Mithral Dihedral. This excellent route ascends the large left-facing dihedral just right of the Direct Southwest Buttress; the routes probably share the first one or two pitches. Alan Roberts and I climbed it in July via five pitches of sustained, spectacular jamming.

Only one pitch was under F8, and superb rock accepted chocks readily. NCCS III, F9.

Alan Bartlett, Buff Alpine Club

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