Mount Ritter, California

Prominence: 3957 ft, 1206 m

Elevation: 13,143 feet, 4006 meters

True Isolation: 29.93 mi, 48.17 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 13,149 ft / 4008 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 41' 21'' N, 119° 11' 58'' W
37.689058, -119.199557 (Dec Deg)
306060 E 4173593 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionMadera (Highest Point)

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     Mount Ritter at Trip Report for Madera, CA by Edward Earl Trip Report for Madera, CA by Adam Helman Trip Report for Madera, CA by Peter Maurer

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Lists that contain Mount Ritter:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #148)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #39)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #26)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Unranked)
     California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #19)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #224)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #46)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #53)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #17)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #87)
     Apex (Toughest) CoHPs (Rank #6)
     California Wilderness High Points (Rank #5)
     Sierra Peaks Section Emblem Peaks (Rank #11)
     California County High Points (Rank #6)
     Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #88)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #77)
     California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #24)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States (Rank #46)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet (Rank #53)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1949-07-03 by Frederick Johnson
     1970-09-16 by John Anholm
     1978-09-01 by Bill Hebert (Unsuccessful)
     1984-06-30 by Greg Gerlach
     1997-08-29 by Richard Carey
     1998-10-10 by Bob Burd
     2002-08-17 by Bill Hebert
     2003-08-10 by Bob Burd
     2007-08-12 by Dennis Poulin
     2009-07-18 by Coby King
     2009-09-09 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2011-08-13 by Lenah Parente (GPS Track)
     2012-09-09 by Scott Angus (GPS Track)
     2012-09-18 by Mike Maki (GPS Track)
     2013-07-05 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2013-09-03 by Brooks Magruder
     2016-07-23 by Keith Bailey
     2016-09-16 by Jobe Wymore
     2016-09-16 by Marcus Sierra (GPS Track)
     2016-09-16 by Andrew Kirmse
     2016-09-24 by Kevin Richards
     2017-07-29 by Lou Hibbard
     2017-08-09 by Dustin Erickson
     2017-09-26 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (162 total)

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Mount Ritter and Banner Peak are reflected in Shadow Lake on a bluebird morning (2009-09-09).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3957 ft/1206 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 4022 ft/1226 m
  Line Parent: Bear Creek Spire
  Key Col: Minaret Summit    9186 ft/2800 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 29.93 mi/48.17 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.409538, -118.782577
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Ruby Peak  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada (Highest Point)
Range5: Ritter Range-East Yosemite (Highest Point)
Range6: Ritter Range (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSan Joaquin
San Francisco Bay
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Inyo National Forest/Sierra National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Ansel Adams Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Ritter O37119f2 1:24,000
First Ascent1872
John Muir (United States)
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Leif and I at the summit of Mt Ritter. (2016-07-23). Photo by Keith Bailey.
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Minarets from Mount Ritter (2016-09-24). Photo by Kevin Richards.
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Ediza Lake, Mt Ritter & Banner Pk in background (2017-09-12). Photo by Matt Williams.
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