– Lat/Long: 37.69° N 119.00° W

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Mount Ritter mountain guide

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Mount Ritter

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Mount Ritter

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  • Elevation: 4006 m
  • Difficulty: Scramble
  • Best months to climb: May, June, July, August, September, October
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Mount Ritter Climbing Notes

Trevor J. Farris from UNITED STATES writes:

Access from Ediza lake is the best route. After reaching the glacier lakes follow the rock line towards Garnet lake and enjoy the view. Once you have seen Garnet head toward Mount Ritter which is a 3.5 boulder accent to the permanent glacier. Crampons are the only way up safely unless glacier has receded to rock. Mount Ritter is a beautiful scramble up to the summit! Admire the views.


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