Mt. Whitney 14,505 ft.
East Face III 5.6 or East Buttress III 5.7
3 days/ 2 nights
Cost: $975.00 per person with 2 Climbers
Cost: $1,350.00 One to One Single Climber
East Face of Mt. Whitney – III 5.6
The East Face of Mt. Whitney is one of four routes we offer that are listed in the “50 Classics of North America”. First Climbed by Norman Clyde, Jules Eichorn, Glen Dawson, and Robert Underhill in 1931 this route epitomizes the classic alpine rock nature of the Eastern Sierra. With good quality rock climbing and s
The East Face Route of Mt Whitney is most well-known by two traverses with terrific exposure. The route starts with the Tower Traverse whose 1,000ft exposure has been known to shut down climbers even before they start climbing. After a few pitches and a small down climb starts the “Fresh Air Traverse”. Few pitches in the World are more aptly named.
The East Face finishes on a variety of scrambling, face climbing, and a remarkable lie-back corner. This all culminates in must-do route for any climber in California.
East Buttress of Mt. Whitney – III 5.8
A classic climb in its own right the East Buttress is considered by many to be even a better climb than the East Face. Eleven pitches in total the East Buttress is a more direct and sustained route than its more well-known neighbor. The first pitch off the ground requires technical face climbing and lie-back moves and stays sustained with fifth class climbing on the next 7 pitches. The East Buttress route also maintains a more birds eye view of the massive surrounding rock terrain.
After the route breaks into fun 3rd and 4th class climbing before pulling the lip onto the summit block of the highest point in the Lower 48.