You have a great view of the Minarets from Mt Ritter's summit. Together they form an arête
, and can be seen from most areas in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Originally the Ansel Adams Wilderness was named "Minaret Wilderness" but in 1984 the area was renamed in honor of the renowned photographer environmentalist Ansel Adams.
The tallest spire is named Clyde Minaret, after Norman Clyde. Norman Clyde is credited with 130 first ascents of which many were in the Sierra Nevada
. He also along with Eichorn, Underhill, and Dawson made the first ascent of Mt Whitney's Classic East Face
which brought attention to new technical opportunities in Californian rock climbing. Norman Clyde not only climbed in the Sierra, but he also did quite of bit of climbing in Glacier National Park (11 first ascents there), Grand Teton, Canadian Rockies, etc.