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darinchadwickRoute Climbed: North Face, Muir route Date Climbed: July 13, 2003  Sucess!


Climbing up to the saddle was exciting with just light hiking boots and ice axes. But thankfully the final chute to the saddle wasn't as steep as it looked on the approach.

Climbing the right hand chute above the saddle was a breeze, the higher wider chute closer to the top was more consistent third class.

We were so hungry on the summit that we ate a pound of Velveeta cheese with a box of Triscuits. This equals about 6 times the recommended sodium intake, so our climb of Banner afterwards was a thirsty one, but we refuse to eat anything that has the letters BAR on its label.

Thankfully, no one was above us, as there's a fair amount of loose rock. All the ledges are solid though, so it's pretty doable for non-technical hikers.
Posted Aug 30, 2003 3:11 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Face (ascent), SE Glacier (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 2 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge. With Michael Graupe and Dan Siebert, reached the summit 2hr after leaving the summit of Banner Peak, 7.5hr after leaving Agnew Meadows. What a fun day. Trip Report
Posted Aug 10, 2003 10:48 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Southeast Glacier Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!
I climbed this with my good friend Samantha. It's a wonderful climb.
Posted Jan 22, 2003 5:41 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: Variation of Clyde Variation Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Craig Peer

My fiance Mary Alice Tackett and I climbed a variation between the SE Glacier route and the Clyde variation. A great view from the summit, and I even called my mom from the top! Then back to Lake Ediza for a day of drinking champagne!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 12:45 pm

ocelotRoute Climbed: John Muir Route; Ritter/Banner Saddle Date Climbed: August, 2000  Sucess!


My 2 good friends summited Banner while I was on Ritter. I could see them as tiny specks on top of Banner and heard my name shouted across a 1000 meter abyss between us. What a treat for a solo climber high in the Sierra!
Posted Jul 11, 2002 9:55 am

steelemanRoute Climbed: SE Glacier Date Climbed: September 29, 2001  Sucess!


Second time on Mt. Ritter this year. A very fun climb for non-technical climbers.

See trip report by clicking here.

Posted Oct 28, 2001 2:52 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: SE Glacier Date Climbed: August 25, 2001  Sucess!


This mountain is a real alpine experience...in California. As this was a light snow year, the ice was pretty hard, bergschrund open and amazing. Smoke from a forest fire killed some views to the south and of the Clark Range.

trip report is here.

Image gallery is here.
Posted Aug 28, 2001 8:19 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Ritter Glacier Date Climbed: Oct. 10, 1998  Sucess!

Bob Burd

This was a weather-perfect dayhike from Agnew Meadow in a time of 9h40m. Trip Report
Posted Aug 20, 2001 9:24 pm

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