Committed: You Gotta Have Nuts to Climb Mt. Whitney


You Gotta Have Nuts to Climb Mt Whitney from Mark Smiley on Vimeo.

Wanting to bypass the annoyance of getting an overnight permit, we decided to climb the east face of Whitney in one long day. We had created a routine of reading the chapter in the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America book to pump us up for the climb. Every chapter has an equipment section at its end. “Chocks work extremely well, and a selection of 6-8 is sufficient.” We decided it would be fun to do this climb old-school style, and heed the authors' recommendation. Read the rest of the trip report at