This route is an alpine classic!!
Everything you could want. Rock, ice, a little aid climbing and the verical ice step (only 30'+) near the summit, was stellar.
We had great weather and great conditions which made us extremely lucky for this area, which is notorious for it's bad weather. The 1st week was constant snow. I know great climbers who have tried several times but have been shut down by conditions.
The West Face has a few other great alpine lines worth attempting, if you have the time. Go for it!
Witnessed by: Seth Holley & Colby Gentzel