Ascent of Mount Ritter on 2009-07-18
|Others in Party:||Joe Krovoza|
|Date:||Saturday, July 18, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||13143 ft / 4005 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA warm weekend in the Sierras, temps were in the high 50s to high 70s. Approach was to Ediza Lake via Shadow Lake from Agnew Meadow. On summit day, we used the Southeast Glacier with the Clyde Variation, and we were on snow most of the way after crossing the streams west of Ediza Lake. We encountered a passing thunderstorm that spit a little rain, but after that no weather threatened our ascent. A great day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||6 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||4 Hours 0 Minutes|
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