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Snowman of AnnapurnaHailstorm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2014

Snowman of Annapurna

Great first scrambling experience. Got caught in an intense hailstorm on the way down, had to death march 10 miles out to the car, which we reached at 4 am. The Sierras are a beautiful place at 2 in the morning.
Posted Jan 31, 2017 6:43 pm

BobD3From camp above Ediza Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2016


The snow tongue below the Banner-Ritter saddle was hard on the descent. Took a 150 ft. slide that ended in the rocks, unharmed. Had an axe but didn't take it out of my daypack. Keeping my crampons up saved me from getting flipped. Just rode it out, sun cups and all.
Pretty effing stupid but the lesson was well learned.
Posted Oct 4, 2016 8:30 pm

DebRitter-Banner Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016


A weekend and I had the peak to myself?! Great day hike climb enhanced by nice snow conditions in chute. Easy scramble to summit on relatively stable rock, not sure what others are complaining about. Long day thanks to blisters...
Posted Aug 14, 2016 1:31 pm

cabFrom Ritter-Banner Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016


The first 2/3 of the climb isn't great, but it gets pretty fun towards the top. Climbed Ritter afterwards.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 2:19 pm

RomainRitter-Banner Saddle and West Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014


With Jerry Nickelsburg. Good climb.
Posted Jul 12, 2016 7:35 pm

mengboFrom Ediza Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016


3-day backpacking trip with Jean. we summited on day-2.
Posted Jul 5, 2016 2:02 am

FairweatherFrom Banner Riter saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1980


During backpacking loop from Minaret Lake.
With Larry.
The descent down from the saddle on hard snow required a nice self arrest by Larry after a wild ride.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 10:58 am

wmollandR-B Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2015


A fine route indeed! The route is obvious as you approach and after a not too loose approach to the glacier you get a sweet snow/ice slope up a cool and narrow chute to the saddle. Conditions were firm in the morning but the sun softened it all up nice. Great views from the top and an excellent climb!
Posted Jul 20, 2015 9:16 pm

farristjBanner Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014


Tough climb from Ediza lake class 3. Mandatory ice axe and crampons. Very dangerous up the chute boulder fell all the way down the glacier could have easily killed someone. Class 2 scramble from saddle. Had an awesome climb in all but a bit scary as well!!!
Posted Aug 14, 2014 3:50 pm

CWesselsWest Slope from Catherine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014


There's a fun class 3 section just south of the main scree gully that leads to the summit. The rock quality wasn't nearly as poor as I expected it to be.
Posted Aug 8, 2014 7:01 pm

jonmeek16Success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014


Beautiful clear day on the east side. Started from Thousand Island. Headed to Lake Catherine and up the ridge quite a ways before getting on the snow field. Beautiful views from the summit and off by 11am. Thunder & lightening to the west by 2pm!
Posted Jul 22, 2014 2:50 pm

larrychenshensummitpost climbers log  Sucess!


summitpost climbers log
Posted May 28, 2014 11:49 pm

JeremiahJohnsonLoved it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013
Did this as a side trip on a JMT thru hike that included lots of extra peaks. Decided to climb it spur of the moment after seeing it in person (how could you not?!?). Approach via 1000 Island Lakes. Took a slightly different route down that got into some (not so fun) class 4 down climbing. Wish I had time to do Ritter too. Next time...
Posted Oct 27, 2013 11:39 pm

orbitorRitter-Banner Saddle from Ediza Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013


Successful second attempt two years after failed first. Following climb of Ritter the previous day, this was supposed to be easier, but the couloir leading to the saddle is STEEP. Talus hop and class 3 climbing to summit were tiring, but the views were incredible. Perfect weather made it that much more memorable. Descending the couloir in soft snow entailed some tense moments, but everyone cleared it safely. Hiked back out to Agnew Meadows the same afternoon.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 5:52 pm

DonnoFrom Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2002


Climbed from the Ritter-Banner Saddle w/ Laura
Posted Aug 13, 2013 11:55 am

GlennDGorgeous Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013


Beautiful climb of Banner from Ediza. Great conditions made for an awesome day.
Posted Jun 3, 2013 2:24 am

royandersonFrom above Lake Ediza  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2012


Came from Lake Ediza route. Snow was sparse, but ice axe and crampons were necessary to get to the saddle; the chute coming back from the saddle was very icy and not a fun descent.
Posted Sep 11, 2012 12:03 am

DukeJHSierra Challenge Alternate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


Sierra Challenge 2012 Day 2. Climbed with a largish group in a long day from Agnew Meadow. Thunder echoes well over the glacier.
Posted Aug 17, 2012 3:57 pm

labglovesDayhike from Agnew meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


This one really wore me out . . .
Posted Aug 14, 2012 1:17 am

LincolnB1983  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1983


With brother Jon. Had to leave abruptly after the trip to speed to LA for the birth of his daughter Sierra -- now very grown up.
Posted Dec 6, 2011 9:37 pm

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