Hiking/scrambling from Whitney Portal past lower then upper Boyscout lakes to the base of the East Buttress. Rock climbing route is 8 to 11 pitches of up to 5.7 rock climbing, placing gear and building anchors. Descent is 3rd class down The Mountaineers route on the north side of the mountain and back down to the lakes.
|Driving Distance from Portland||600 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||14 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Steve Roper The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra, 1976 Sierra Club Books. ISBN 0-87156-147-6 (A brief route description and window into the mindset of early Sierra climbers) R.J. Secor The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes and Trails, 1999 The Mountaineers.|
|Relevant Maps||recreation.gov website for requesting permits|