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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

crimsonbloodYussss  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Climbed Banner Peak with SMG from the saddle. Then it was off to Ritter and a killer weekend.
Posted Aug 31, 2011 6:41 pm

bc44caesarFrom Ritter-Banner Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011


Camped at Ediza Lakes (lots of bugs). Easy climb, very little 3rd class. Climbed North Face of Ritter afterwards.
Posted Aug 30, 2011 9:08 pm

MarekBBanner & Ritter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Climbed with SMG from the Ritter-Banner saddle. Approach from Lake Ediza.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:38 pm

Darren9RB twofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Climbed from RB saddle with Sierra Mountaineering Group. 1000 feet of talus and scrambling wasn't as bad as the photo makes it appear. Spectacular summit and view!
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:22 am

lukenhamptonFrom Thousand Is Lake  Sucess!


Super fun, super beautiful.
Posted Aug 17, 2011 1:26 am

rhyangEast Corner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Climbed with Justing on a clear summer day. Started from Garnet Lake. Longer route than we expected, but great views. Descended R/B saddle and traversed back to Garnet with a full moon.
Posted Aug 14, 2011 12:49 pm

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