Looking for insight on the MR and the final 400. I've done a fair amount of scrambling/hiking in my life (Mount Olympus in Greece, winter summit of Mount Wheeler, etc.), but I have a weird fear/anxiety of heights that randomly kicks in and I'm already psyching myself out on this section. We have a group of four, planning to summit via MR and descend Mt. Whitney Trail.
-Has anyone climbed the nearby Independence Peak? I've done that one and it's also class 3. Looking for a comparison.
-Is the "easy walk off" still a thing? I've heard conflicting reports that it's actually worse than the final 400. I probably wouldn't make a decision until I'm standing at the base, but want to know my options.
-Lastly, how much am I overreacting and overanalyzing this section? My mind tends to be my worst enemy.