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HikingIcyOff trailRockyScrambleSnow

Amazing trail. Mountaineering experience and/or low level rock climbing skills a plus if summiting.

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HikingIcyRockyScrambleSnow
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Amazing and secluded. Easy to get off route if not careful. ;-)

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I have been wanting to do Ritter all year. Unfortunately I was unable to make the summit. It snowed the night before we hiked in and it was the coldest weekend of the year so far making for icy slippery conditions. I took the SE Glacier route and made it up towards the top of the se glacier. Things got to sketchy, steep and slipper for me and the equipment I had so I decided to call it. Once I made it down I decided to head up the Clyde variation to just see what it looks like. Made up just about to the top of the saddle and turned around as weather was closing in. I will be back to conquer this mountain. I got humbled this time but I will be back with crampons to head up the Clyde variation and cross the SE glacier. If you are thinking about doing this one and have the experience to do so contact me, I would love to come along. Not a mountain to be taken lightly.

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Attempted late August 2019. Being the cocky and overconfident 24 year old men we were we thought coming up from Fresno (300ft) to here overnight and then hiking all the way up the next morning would be a great idea. Trail is a steady downhill for the first few miles, with a small section after the first river crossing where you gain a small amount of elevation. Shadow Lake to Ediza Lake is relaxing with plenty of gorgeous meadows to see along the way. Exiting on the Northwest west side of Ediza, you go up a gradual incline where you will eventually run into the glacier at this point you can turn left or turn around. Class 3 scrambling from what we saw up the first steep, this is where we turned around, already 3 pm and feeling the altitudes toll on our bodies. I would recommend hiking to Ediza Lake or even the base of the Glacier before turning left. This is already 8 miles. Rest, eat, and acclimate. Get up before dawn and make a quality summit push. Everyone has there own beliefs but for me this area reminds me how much god, or whoever is out there, loves us. Otherwise there wouldn’t be a place this beautiful. We will be back next summer. Hope to see you guys at the summit.