Whitney Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2022-07-25, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Parked car at the end of the FS727 road before it intersects with Holy Cross City 4WD. Hiked via Fall Creek Pass, trail in great shape, willows are growing like children with all this rain and were much taller than me. I started ascending a little bit before the pass on a grassy area. Definitely a gentle ridge and some big talus and rocks as you approach the ridge. Block summit does not have a register. Great Summer conditions. 2 Bull moose on the way down as there are all these willows that they are devouring happily. 
Route: South Slopes Via Holy Cross City Road
Posted On: 2021-11-15, By: kempenjn
Info: Holy Cross City Road passable by foot without flotation. South Slopes of Whitney are muddy / grassy with low snowpack in most areas. Didn't summit due to time constraint. 
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2021-08-07, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: FS road is now open all the way to the French Creek TH. 
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2021-08-04, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Homestake Rd is open ONLY to Gold Park Campground. Flooding and heavy rain have closed the remaining access roads via French Creek to Missouri- Fancy Lakes and it affects Savage Peak as well as Whitney Peak. Contact FS for updates. 
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2021-06-28, By: eskermo
Info: From French Creek after hiking 13,768'. There is a sweet cairned high traverse that contours from Fall Creek Pass above the upper Seven Sisters lake, but below cliffs and gullies, over to the south slopes of 13,768 if that is your goal. NW slopes were clear up to the true eastern summit block. Glad I brought climbing shoes because I would not have attempted the boulder problem otherwise in boots, or even approach shoes. Felt trivial getting up, but the downclimb messed with my head and took about 15 tries before committing. Solid 5.6 for all of one move IMO. Summit register was in good shape. Took the SE ridge/slopes on the descent back to the Holy Cross City Rd. Only saw two other people all day! 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2020-11-01, By: drop_bear
Info: South slopes looked nice and clear compared to most of the mountains in the area 
Route: South slopes
Posted On: 2020-07-18, By: Uffda
Info: My Forester made it to the end of FS727 (where it intersects the Holy Cross Jeep Road) with no issues. Made the hike a loop by returning via the NW ridge and Fall Creek Pass. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-28, By: JasonKline
Info: My Hyundai Elantra easily made it to the trailhead. There was no snow on the route. 

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