Merriam Peak Climber's Log

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bechtt - Aug 23, 2008 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Royce-Merriam Saddle  Sucess!

Alternative to doing Gemini with the 2008 Sierra Challenge gang. Attempted to do Gemini but couldn't keep up after all of the climbing on Ruby to Mills the day before. Blew off the scree slope on Royce to have dinner with the wife. Descended via Royce Col down to Honeymoon Lake.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Jul 5, 2008 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

From the Royce Merriam Saddle

Did both Royce and Merriam from the saddle, Pretty fun and solid class 2 scrambling. Perfect weather, just too many skeeters lower down. All in all a great day


hikinedd - Jul 1, 2008 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

From the Saddle  Sucess!

Were going to climb Royce, too, but after Merriam, it didn't look like too much fun.


tpdwr - Feb 21, 2008 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

Merriam  Sucess!

Climbed from the Merriam/Royce saddle.


dshoshone - Oct 17, 2007 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

east face  Sucess!

Fairly easy class 3


chudder - Aug 13, 2007 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Merriam-Royce saddle from Royce Lakes  Sucess!

Fun class 2 on solid talus with some class 3 moves.


Pantilat - Jul 25, 2007 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

From saddle  Sucess!

As part of a day hike of Merriam-Royce-Feather. 11 hour, 21 minute roundtrip from Pine Creek trailhead.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Jul 4, 2007 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Ridges Ridges  Sucess!

Solo from Pine Crk. 6.5 hours. Ridge Traverse to Royce, then Feather. The next day, continuing on (dropping down) to Hilgard and then Julius Ceasar. Great day.


graham - Nov 25, 2005 2:48 pm

Route Climbed: NE ridge from Royce-Merriam saddle Date Climbed: Aug-6-05  Sucess!

Scrambled up from the Royce saddle on Day 2 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Sep 27, 2005 4:33 pm

Route Climbed: NE face/chute Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Day 2 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Fun scramble. Climbing on the face reminded me a lot of Middle Pal.


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2005 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: NE Face Date Climbed: August 6th, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this with Bob Burds Sierra Challenge posse. A fun scramble on fairly solid rock - definitely much better than the NW Ridge!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 3, 2005 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Face (ascent) / Northwest Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005  Sucess!

Part of the same group as the three entries below. The ascent was really fine scrambling. Tagged Royce as well. Trip Report

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Aug 12, 2005 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: NE ridge from Royce-Merriam saddle Date Climbed: 6 August 2005

Same climb and comments as GlennG. Royce was right there! Argh!


GlennG - Aug 8, 2005 2:21 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Face/chute Date Climbed: August 6th, 2005  Sucess!

Day 2 of the Sierra Challenge. Really enjoyed the class 3 scramble up the chute. Wanted badly to hit Royce peak from the saddle separating the two, but rain chased us down.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Aug 7, 2005 3:19 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this as part of the group involved in the 2005 Sierra Challenge organized by Bob Burd. Came up via Royce Pass and the Royce Merriam saddle. Great views and a fun climb. Started to rain lightly as I was descending but let up by the time I got back down to Pine Lake.

aleasure - Jul 14, 2005 4:03 pm

Route Climbed: North Buttress Date Climbed: Sept, 1,2004  Sucess!

A beautiful, remote peak. Somewhat loose down low. OK climbing


DeRanger - Jun 21, 2005 1:14 pm

Route Climbed: NE Face, ridge Date Climbed: 1984  Sucess!

Up and back from Royce Lakes

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 16, 2004 11:58 pm

Route Climbed: NE Face (ascent) / NW Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!

The first stop on a Merriam/Royce/Julius Caesar dayhike out of the Pine Creek TH. I didn't look at my map/compass too carefully and climbed what turned out to be the Northeast Face rather than the East Face as I'd intended. Fun scramble, a bit on the spicy side in places, scary in one or two others when I got cavalier with my route-finding. It took a bit of searching to find a reasonable exit to the summit ridge at the headwall at the top.


Shaase - Sep 3, 2004 9:47 pm

Route Climbed: North Buttress, Grade III 5.10b Date Climbed: September 01, 2004  Sucess!

What started out as an ill-fated off route start may have been very well on, unfrequently climbed, route. Great pitches up higher with adventourous 1st-3rd pitches.

Dave K - Sep 2, 2003 11:44 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

I climbed this from Meriam Lake via the Southwest Ridge, which is a fun class 3 route! Great views to the south of Glacier Divide and the Humphreys area.

Meriam Lake is beautiful.

It was a great way to celebrate my birthday!

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