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Ascent of Mount Ritter on 1984-06-30

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:John Fisanotti
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 30, 1984
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ritter
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13143 ft / 4005 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, John and I backpacked from Silver Lake over Agnew Pass to Thousand Island Lake. On day two, we climbed the peak via its West Slope Route. From camp, we day hiked cross country up to North Glacier Pass, then dropped down the other side to Lake Catherine and made our way south over to Lake 3377. Next, we climbed up the peak's west slope to its south ridge, which we followed to the summit. Although this route is easy from a technical standpoint (class 2), it sure is a long way around to get there! On day three, John and I backpacked out to the vehicle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6655 ft / 2028 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6655 ft / 2028 m
    Round-Trip Distance:24 mi / 38.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6300 ft / 1920 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5945 ft / 1812 m; Extra: 355 ft / 108m
    Loss on way in:355 ft / 108 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Glacier Pass/west slope
    Start Trailhead:Silver Lake  7198 ft / 2193 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6300 ft / 1920 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5945 ft / 1812 m; Extra: 355 ft / 108m
    Gain on way out:355 ft / 108 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:West slope/Glacier Pass
    End Trailhead:Silver lake  7198 ft / 2193 m



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