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FletchOff route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2013

Fletch

Found a 4th class variation on accident. Long day. But really pretty. Note to self --- go back when there is snow. Scree sucks.
Posted Oct 7, 2013 6:17 am

Jesus MalverdeSE Glacier route solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2013

Jesus Malverde

Fun climb. Nice to finally bag this one after an Oct 1991 climb of Banner and years of driving up and down 395 looking at it. 6.5 hours round trip from Lake Ediza. 51st Calif. county highpoint. Rock'n Roll baby!
Posted Aug 31, 2013 7:38 pm

orbitorSE Glacier from Ediza Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

orbitor

Hiked in from Agnew Meadows, set up base camp at Ediza Lake. Went up Ritter first on Friday - from cirque with Banner, climbed a waterfall to lower snow slopes, into the glacier, up Owens Chute and talus hop to summit. Sky was overcast, but views were still incredible. One of the classic climbs of the Sierra!
Posted Aug 20, 2013 5:46 pm

DonnoSE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Donno

10-1/2 hr summit day from Ediza with Peter & Rahil
Posted Aug 13, 2013 11:47 am

danblockSE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013
Climbed with Marshall and Charlie. We stayed Thursday night at Devil's Post Pile NM, hiked in via Shadow trail and camped near the tarn that is the start of Shadow creek. An Alpine start made for nice snow travel with crampons though we had to take the on and off a few times in this low-snow year July. Clear skies and low winds on the summit at 8:30am. After descending we broke camp and did the traverse from Iceberg Lake to Minaret Lake (past Cecile). The next morning we hiked out via the Minaret Creek trail.
Posted Jul 16, 2013 6:13 pm

edge17Ritter via SE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013
Camped at Lake Ediza. Eric and I summited around 12:30 in the afternoon. Beautiful day, excellent weather.
Posted Jun 12, 2013 5:12 pm

countrykyleno snow :(
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2012

countrykyle

Had to turn back at the base of Secors Chute. There was no snow in the chute and we couldn't climb the scree without knocking down loads of rock.
Posted May 16, 2013 10:14 pm

ronaldRDistant but great memory  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1973
Lake Eliza to glacier to saddle and up with father and best friend. Met up with crazy hippie on summit who had just come up north face freehand with full pack and was smoking joint before descent down glacier using pack as sled and ice axe for control. Do not try this.
Posted May 12, 2013 3:35 pm

tdoughtyRound Trip  Sucess!

tdoughty

Sometime in the distant past w my brother in law from the saddle between Ritter/Banner, then down the opposite side.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 10:24 am

plumeriaUp North Face down SE Glacier route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

plumeria

Hiked up from Lake Ediza through lots of loose rocks to the start of the snow leading to the Ritter-Banner Saddle. Much less snow than I have seen in any pictures. With bendy boots and bendy crampons managed to make it up the steep snow (a little ice too) to the ramp leading in to the right hand gully. From there on it was very enjoyable to the summit on solid rock with awesome views. The descent was a bit of an unknown and the Owens chute (is this the same as the Secor chute? I think so...) is a real nightmare - a pile of rubble waiting to roll down the mountain on to your partner with you trundling behind. Covered in snow it might be fun, but not bare.. it is very loose and dangerous. Finally making it down to the glacier (walked on snow for 2 minutes but completely avoidable), we followed loads of cairns to the trees above the final set of cliffs (veering to our right all the time) and from there found a gulley to descend to the bottom.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 4:49 pm

MValentineEdiza and Ritter Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012

MValentine

Packed in to Lake Ediza on Monday then summitted Tuesday and packed back out. Didn't see another group while we were up there. Crossed the SE Glacier and went up the left side of Owens chute. Left a red cloth sign in the box with the register that has the elevation of Mt Ritter on it that my cousin drew. Can't wait to go back to that area and do some more climbing!
Posted Sep 21, 2012 1:16 pm

ripper333north face   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012
what a proud peak!! climbed own route up and down this peak.. fantastic.. adventure suit was zipped up tight ha.. thanks jim for not yelling at me always makes the day nicer
Posted Sep 15, 2012 12:33 pm

krrt2000North Face via Ediza Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1997

krrt2000

With Duane, good climb.
Posted Feb 26, 2012 8:29 pm

LincolnBBear encounter  Sucess!

LincolnB

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

iditarod81

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

crimsonbloodClassic Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

crimsonblood

Climbed the classic with SMG after topping out on Banner. Great day!
Posted Aug 31, 2011 6:39 pm

bc44caesarNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

bc44caesar

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

MarekB

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

Darren9RB twofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Darren9

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

blueshade

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

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