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LincolnBBear encounter  Sucess!


Climbed with brother Jon sometime in the early 90's. A bear took our food the first night but Jon chased it, throwing rocks -- with me far behind saying "I don't think this is a good idea..." -- but he got half our food back, enough to keep on and climb Ritter
Posted Dec 7, 2011 4:07 pm

iditarod81Via the SE glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Beautiful day, great quality snow, but sketched out by the loose rock in Secor's chute, so this took a while. Ended up bivouacking a little below the summit in the Ritz Carlton's High Altitude Suite.
Posted Sep 8, 2011 1:03 am

bc44caesarNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011


Climbed the North Face after Banner from Ediza Lake. A little loose rock around after the snow section, but the higher one goes, the better the rock and the scrambling. Descended Southeast Glacier (Clyde Variation). Pretty good route, mostly 3rd class.
Posted Aug 30, 2011 9:19 pm

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


via north face route with SMG
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:35 pm

Darren9RB twofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Climbed the North Face along with Banner in one long day from Ediza with Sierra Mountaineering Group.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:36 am

blueshadeLong Day w/ Banner, from saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011


Really long single day push from Silver Lake. Annoying amount of snow going up from the saddle made for slow progress until I reached the rock. Must have gotten off route (would have picked a chute filled with snow) and was climbing easily at Class 4+ at the top.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 6:13 pm

boyblueSE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1981


With Dave M. from our camp at Nydiver Lakes. Great climb up a great mountain.
Posted May 23, 2011 7:00 pm

WildIn the eye of the Storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010


Stood alone on the summit, surrounded by dark clouds showering down the neighbor peaks. Powerful experience.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 12:22 am

Mark NSE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Mark N

Solo dayhike from Agnew Meadows. Saw a mountain lion on the road back to Mammoth!
Posted Oct 8, 2010 3:53 pm

David NaylorSE Glacier-Maloy Chute.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

David Naylor

3 day trip with overnight at the tarn near the base of Ritter & Banner. SE glacier route. From the 3 toed buttress took the chute from the farthest right, which I believe is the Maloy Variation. Came down Owens chute after the summit. Owen's an easier slope. Fantastic trip!
Posted Aug 30, 2010 2:15 pm

mhengstClydeVariation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010


Camped below the Clyde variation chute and climbed that route with some short variations to hit some steeper snow. Still plenty of snow and our biggest challenge was getting up and down before the thunderstorms hit.

Brought up a double bagged replacement register.
Posted Jul 29, 2010 8:45 am

jonhershSE Glacier from Ediza  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2001


Fun scramble from Lake Ediza.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 6:25 pm

HeyItsBenSE Glacier solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


Packed in to Ediza with the gf but she wasn't interested in the summit. 5:20 RT from Ediza the next morn. Beautiful area, wish it was closer. Summit views rival the best of the Sierra - Half Dome, Mono Lake, etc...
Posted Jul 9, 2010 1:15 pm

sespegorillaMt Ritter
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007


North face from Ediza lake.
Posted Jun 29, 2010 10:13 pm

mrchad9Labor Day Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Nice weekend trip, camped by the stream above Lake Ediza and up the standard route. Glacier was a bit icy in the morning so took the first steep, very loose, chute to the north, came down the more enjoyable route to the top of the Glacier. Didn't see another group the whole climb.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 1:55 pm

lukenhamptonSE Glacier from Ediza  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009


Climbed with 5 others from Lake Ediza. We had great weather and amazing views from the top.
Posted Jan 4, 2010 1:37 pm

Princess ButtercupNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Princess Buttercup

From Banner, then descend the SE couloir
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:35 pm

thexcatSE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009


Two weeks earlier, attempted and failed dayhike with Mark. Had a strong desire to return and summit this peak before the dry season ended.

Left postpile camp and started from Agnew Meadows TH at 4am with Raj. Light snow for first 2-3 hours wasn't reassuring, but cloud cover cleared a bit and the day remained very windy and dark clouds returned later. From Ediza Lake we scrambled up a bit too soon (before the more direct grassy ledges) but eventually made it to bottom of glacier. Threw on our crampons for 100-200 yard section and summited at 1pm. Not fast time, but happy to be on summit. Back at car at 9pm. Epic. Made it to Mountain View by 4am.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 1:27 pm

Vertigo soulN Face direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Vertigo soul

Last minute solo trip, and well worth it. Climbed up to the R/B col from Ediza and summitted via the classic Muir chute. Descended Owens chute off SE face. Great climb and probably one of the better views I've seen in the Sierra.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 5:07 pm

xharvWest Slope from Ritter Lakes (again)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009


Four hours to the top from Lake Catherine, with Denny. Some snow/ice still on the west slope, covering the entrance to the ramp between lower and upper bowls, and partially obstructing the upper bowl. What is a class-2 route under ideal conditions, thus necessitated some simple class-3 moves this time. Back the same way. Went on to solo climb Mt. Davis, next door, later in the afternoon. Trip report.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 3:50 pm

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