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tdoughtyRound Trip  Sucess!


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


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


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


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

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

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