Elevation: 13,157 ft
GPS: 37.689, -119.198 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Mar 28, 2006
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Description

Viewed from Ediza Lake Mount Ritter appears as a formidable pyramid - closer inspection reveals that it's..... a formidable pyramid. Mount Ritter is a huge alpine peak, and not to be taken lightly even by its most reasonable route. This area presents a different, and less granitic, picture of the High Sierra, with meadows, and jagged dark peaks looming overhead.

Geologically this area including the Minarets to the south is made from volcanic breccia.

Getting There

Agnew Meadows is the trailhead. Get there either by shuttle bus from Mammoth during the day, or arrive by car late at night.

For routes on the eastern side, follow the trail to Shadow Lake and from there to Ediza Lake - 5.25 miles, 1,100 feet elevation gain. Ritter towers almost 4,000 feet above the lake. Camp west of the lake, the closer to Mount Ritter the better.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Ritter

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Easy Snow
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North Face
Trad, Snow, Alpine
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Easy Snow
 19
SE Glacier
Snow, Alpine
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North Face
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3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
SE Glacier
 19
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Easy Snow Snow, Alpine
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