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Mt Ritter 2012

Postby dpizza61 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:24 am

First time poster (be nice! LOL)

I am planning on doing Ritter in a month, does anyone know if we are going to need crampons and ice axes this year? I am hearing that we are NOT.

Any help and advice will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

David



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Re: Mt Ritter 2012

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:39 am

Hi Dpizza61,

Welcome to HST! Here is some great info on the climb: http://www.tahoebackcountry.net/feature ... _route.htm
Call the Mammoth Ranger station to get current climbing info at 760-924-5500.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Mt Ritter 2012

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:53 am

David, given that ice axe and crampon use is an issue, I would imagine you are planning the climb via the "standard" route from the vicinity of Lake Ediza? Both this route and the route to the Ritter-Banner saddle (much harder) are the routes that commonly require ice axe and crampons (the saddle always does), whereas the west flank route from Ritter Lakes (class 2 with some route finding challenges) will be totally snow free as of right now.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Mt Ritter 2012

Postby Mradford » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:38 am

be sure to post a trip report with photos. I have wanted to summit ritter and banner for a while!
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Re: Mt Ritter 2012

Postby ManOfTooManySports » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:04 pm

Ditto on posting a trip report. The topic of doing it this fall came up at dinner!
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