Photo by Jason Spellberg
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1926|
|First successful climber(s):||Norman Clyde|
|Nearest major airport:||Los Angeles, California, Reno, Nevada|
|Convenient Center:||Lone Pine, California|
Mount Russell is a beautiful peak, located immediately north of Mount Whitney (14,494 ft.), the highest point in the contiguous United States. Mount Russell's proximity to Whitney has led to its popularity, and a variety of routes have been used to reach its twin summits. The south face of the mountain, visible from the summit of Whitney, is a twisted mass of buttresses and couloirs. The less-frequently seen west face is even more spectacular, consisting of a strikingly sheer 800-foot wall.