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Dennis PoulinSE Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Dennis Poulin

Backpacked in to the tarn below Ritter/Banner with Dan. Nice hike up by the Ritter Glacierette on the southeast side. Lots of loose rocks.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 9:49 pm

bechttNorth Face (ascent); SE slope (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007


Great climb up the right chute (Clyde's route) after surmounting the icy snow tongue. Snow was easily bypassed on the ramp making this an easy ascent. The descent wasn't any fun down the SE backside. Made it back to camp at dark with no headlamps. Peak #4 on JMT adventure.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 5:16 pm

CBoldt1010Beautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


What a great peak, but the mosquitoes were out of control!!!!
Posted Jul 2, 2007 4:04 pm

PantilatNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


Climbed the North Face via Lake Catherine and the Rush Creek Trail (Silver Lake). Descended the North Face and then did Banner. After returning to Ritter-Banner Saddle, descended to Nydiver Lakes across to Garnet Lake and back up to Agnew Pass. A 12 hour, 15 minute day.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 9:43 pm

metasyn11North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


From our Thousand Island lake campsite, we ascended to the Ritter-Banner Saddle via North Glacier Pass. The snow was pretty soft and crampons weren't really necessary at any point. After bagging Banner, we climbed the right chute of the north face, then, when the classic ramp looked a little dicey due to snow, we traversed around and climbed the broad but steep west face directly to the summit. Great climbing and a fantastic view = elated.
Posted Jun 24, 2007 11:07 pm

tb00957SE glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007
Nice snow condition. We didn't need crampon on the way up even though we carried them. No postholing either. Lots of glissade on the way back.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 3:55 pm

bcdRitter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2004


Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:30 am

renaistreSecor's Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


This was my first Sierra peak, and it was the peak put me under the spell of mountaineering.

We had perfect conditions, with soft snow and some clouds - but no postholing or storms.

We did sort of regret going up Secor's chute because of the loose and steep rock, but we all made it up without any major problems. We descended via Owen's chute.
Posted Nov 16, 2006 6:49 pm

LangenbacherWest Slope - North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006


Climbed with Charles from camp at Catherine Lake. Waited 2 hours for the sun to soften the snow around middle Ritter Lake, but still too much frozen high-angle snow on the "class 2" west slope, so we climbed class 3 rock, got off route and corrected. Decided that going down the North Face would be a lot easier than our ascent route. Had a little trouble figuring out the route down, but finally made it back to camp at 6 pm and back to Agnew Meadows at 1:30 AM. We 2 climbed Mt. Davis the day before, and camped with Kathy, Shawn, and Peter. Views from both peaks were beautiful. More pictures will be posted at http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/553569003EXsQSQ as time permits.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 1:11 am

thebeave7North Face/SE Glacier
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


Climbed along with Banner as part of the Sierra Challenge(alt peak). Beautiful climb, the SE glacier is a bit of a maze.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 4:35 am

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


Came from Agnew Meadows as part of Sierra Challenge. We came up from the saddle after summiting Banner and went up the right-hand chute. Very enjoyable climb on solid class 3 rock and descended down the SE face.

The view from the summit is one of the best I've ever seen.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 6:39 am

ZzyzxNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006
I climbed Banner and Ritter in a day from Agnew Meadows. Total time car-to-car was 13.5 hrs. From the saddle I went up the right chute on the North Face, then followed the class 3 arete to the summit. Descended SE glacier route and hiked back to the car. Beautiful area, I really enjoyed the hike.
Posted Jul 7, 2006 7:43 am

ckerthSE Glacier Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006


Great snow conditions. We had a little rain on the way up but it cleared as we approached the summit. We were able to do almost the entire climb on snow.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 6:10 am

lakenyonSE Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2005


Very enjoyable climb early in a heavy snow year. Ediza Lake was mostly frozen and surrounded by snow. Almost all travel was on snow, with essentially no rock scrambling.
Posted May 14, 2006 10:38 pm

peakbagerRoute Climbed: South East Glacier Date Climbed: Aug 31 1998  Sucess!


Out standing climb and it was a crystal clear day which made for some great views.
Posted Jan 19, 2006 8:02 am

Dangers PopRoute Climbed: Southeast Glacier Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

Dangers Pop

Great 3 day trip. First time on this mountain. Weather was perfect! Camped at Lake Ediza with Jay, Tommy and Keith. Had a great summit day. Excellent views in all directions.
Posted Nov 23, 2005 11:00 pm

dshoshoneRoute Climbed: southeast glacier Date Climbed: 10/15/2003  Sucess!


Fun day hike
Posted Nov 8, 2005 6:51 pm

balajisvRoute Climbed: Ediza-RB saddle- NF chute Date Climbed: 4 Sep 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Andrew, Sudipta and Tau. Was nice and fun class 2/3 in the chute. Painful part of the whole climb was having to take-off/put-on the crampons a bunch of times.
Posted Sep 23, 2005 5:54 pm

RickFRoute Climbed: Shadow Lake Trail then skirted the glacier Date Climbed: August 24, 2004  Sucess!


A great peak with fantastic views in all directions.
Posted Sep 19, 2005 7:25 pm

tiogapRoute Climbed: Ritter/Banner Saddle Date Climbed: August, 1979  Sucess!


climbed the nw face
Posted Sep 8, 2005 11:02 pm

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