When climbing to the W/R pass from the east, you don't go to the true low point because there are nasty cliffs below it. (The pass is south of a cleaver from the saddle.) If you are heading from the W/R saddle to the R/C saddle, use the sandy west side to reach the TRUE low point, then go north down 50' of 2nd class "stairs" to an area of sandy ledges and slab boulders. We had some snow to kick steps in here, but mostly it was melted out. Traversing the ledges is truly easy, but don't look down. You are above many hundred feet of cliffs and below even more of the south face of Russell. Take the very highest (on the left when facing Carillon) chute leading toward the R/C saddle (see waypoints BOTTOM and TOP). The lower chutes will waste your time. The correct chute dumps you onto the east ridge of Russell just as the plateau is narrowing into a true ridge. It's a short walk from there to the R/C saddle, which is steep on the north side but fairly easy 2nd class in spite of how it looks.