Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 160 of the book.
Merritt Peak has is a big mountain if you take into account its lower southern summit, which can be considered a worthwhile goal independent of the true summit. Below I added photos showing the standard route up the peak. USGS Stanley Lake
Merritt Peak as viewed from Thompson Peak. The Main Summit is on the far right. The lower South Summit is on the left and is a worthwhile climbing objective.
Merritt Peak as viewed from near Thompson Peak.
The first part of the climb covers steep slopes with good footing. Dana Hansen and Basil Service climbing the lower slopes.
Traversing up to the saddle between the Main Summit and the South Summit.
The summit of Merritt Peak as viewed from the south.
The highest point on Merritt Peak is an airy perch. Monte Verita and Warbonnet Peak are in the background. Basil Service Photo
The lower South Summit as viewed from the Main Summit.