Climbed Merritt as one of 9 summits during an amazing 4-day backpacking trip in the Sawtooths. Great and challenging scramble. Climbing next to the waterfall was really cool, class IV summit ridge was airy and memorable. Trip Report
Wow. What a challenging Scramble. The Steep rock to the ridgeline above the snowfield rt was the most difficult part for me. Surprisingly saw only 3 parties all day. Pretty cool considering it's one of the most popular trailheads in the sawtooths.
6.5 months after ACL reconstruction and I completed this peak! I was greeted by a goat right at the summit block. He actually showed me the way to the block from the south ridge. Very cool climb!
One of the most interesting and challenging day scrambles in the region included alpine lakes, steep snow climbing, ridge traversing, and exposed scrambling near the summit. Lots of people near scenic Goat Lake. Took me 8 hours car to car.