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Climber DaveFrom the Royce Merriam Saddle
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Climber Dave

Did both Royce and Merriam from the saddle, Pretty fun and solid class 2 scrambling. Perfect weather, just too many skeeters lower down. All in all a great day
Posted Jul 5, 2008 2:43 pm

hikineddFrom the Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004


Were going to climb Royce, too, but after Merriam, it didn't look like too much fun.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 6:08 pm

tpdwrMerriam  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007


Climbed from the Merriam/Royce saddle.
Posted Feb 21, 2008 10:18 pm

dshoshoneeast face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007


Fairly easy class 3
Posted Oct 17, 2007 5:52 pm

chudderMerriam-Royce saddle from Royce Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Fun class 2 on solid talus with some class 3 moves.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 6:08 pm

PantilatFrom saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


As part of a day hike of Merriam-Royce-Feather. 11 hour, 21 minute roundtrip from Pine Creek trailhead.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 8:06 pm

Desert SolitaireRidges Ridges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Desert Solitaire

Solo from Pine Crk. 6.5 hours. Ridge Traverse to Royce, then Feather. The next day, continuing on (dropping down) to Hilgard and then Julius Ceasar. Great day.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 3:34 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: NE ridge from Royce-Merriam saddle Date Climbed: Aug-6-05  Sucess!


Scrambled up from the Royce saddle on Day 2 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:48 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: NE face/chute Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Day 2 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Fun scramble. Climbing on the face reminded me a lot of Middle Pal.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 4:33 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: NE Face Date Climbed: August 6th, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed this with Bob Burds Sierra Challenge posse. A fun scramble on fairly solid rock - definitely much better than the NW Ridge!
Posted Sep 17, 2005 6:49 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Northeast Face (ascent) / Northwest Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Part of the same group as the three entries below. The ascent was really fine scrambling. Tagged Royce as well. Trip Report
Posted Sep 3, 2005 1:04 pm

Matt WorsterRoute Climbed: NE ridge from Royce-Merriam saddle Date Climbed: 6 August 2005

Matt Worster

Same climb and comments as GlennG. Royce was right there! Argh!
Posted Aug 12, 2005 5:44 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: Northeast Face/chute Date Climbed: August 6th, 2005  Sucess!


Day 2 of the Sierra Challenge. Really enjoyed the class 3 scramble up the chute. Wanted badly to hit Royce peak from the saddle separating the two, but rain chased us down.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 2:21 am

Scott M.Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Scott M.

Climbed this as part of the group involved in the 2005 Sierra Challenge organized by Bob Burd. Came up via Royce Pass and the Royce Merriam saddle. Great views and a fun climb. Started to rain lightly as I was descending but let up by the time I got back down to Pine Lake.
Posted Aug 7, 2005 3:19 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: North Buttress Date Climbed: Sept, 1,2004  Sucess!
A beautiful, remote peak. Somewhat loose down low. OK climbing
Posted Jul 14, 2005 4:03 pm

DeRangerRoute Climbed: NE Face, ridge Date Climbed: 1984  Sucess!


Up and back from Royce Lakes
Posted Jun 21, 2005 1:14 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NE Face (ascent) / NW Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

The first stop on a Merriam/Royce/Julius Caesar dayhike out of the Pine Creek TH. I didn't look at my map/compass too carefully and climbed what turned out to be the Northeast Face rather than the East Face as I'd intended. Fun scramble, a bit on the spicy side in places, scary in one or two others when I got cavalier with my route-finding. It took a bit of searching to find a reasonable exit to the summit ridge at the headwall at the top.
Posted Nov 16, 2004 11:58 pm

ShaaseRoute Climbed: North Buttress, Grade III 5.10b Date Climbed: September 01, 2004  Sucess!


What started out as an ill-fated off route start may have been very well on, unfrequently climbed, route. Great pitches up higher with adventourous 1st-3rd pitches.
Posted Sep 3, 2004 9:47 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!
I climbed this from Meriam Lake via the Southwest Ridge, which is a fun class 3 route! Great views to the south of Glacier Divide and the Humphreys area.

Meriam Lake is beautiful.

It was a great way to celebrate my birthday!
Posted Sep 2, 2003 11:44 am

Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: Saddle between Royce and Merriam from the Royce Lakes Date Climbed: Aug 2001  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Climbed the peak after summiting the Royce Peak. Nice class 2-3 scrambling with the great view to the Humphreys Basin.
Posted Aug 8, 2003 3:55 am

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