This might be a new route variation but not on purpose. I soloed the gully on the SE Face but got a bit off route where a second couloir is supposed to jag to the right. The climbing should have been low 5th class but after a 5.6 face section I found an old pin, which made me happy until I reached the ledge above, where there were two different bail anchors, which made me sad. Not having a rope to bail with I decided to keep climbing up, until the face blanked out, then I had to down climb some pretty sketchy stuff until I got back to the fixed pin. Here I went left and up and wound up climbing a short but fun open book pitch, 5.7 or 5.8, which led to the summit ridge. More than I was looking to do in ratty approach shoes but the last section was quite fun. Ran up and down Ritter after tagging the summit for a nice day.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe