I did this route August 8...I think the route would best be climbed earlier in the year when there is still snow in the gully. it took us 3.5 hours to get to the notch. the climbing consisted of very loose very large boulders...near vertical mud, and ball bearing like gravel. we brought a rope but did not rope up, due to rock snagging hazard...and to the fact that neither of us wanted to be underneath the other while climbing. it was pretty hideous. once at the notch climbers can scramble the left trending grassy ramp (unroped) or rope up for one 5.6 pitch of slabby face climbing with marginal gear. honestly, I wouldn't do this route at this time of year, and if I did it again I wouldn't bring a rope. although we did enjoy 5 very careful rappels down the gully. most of the anchors were reasonably sound, though the last pin anchor was a bit manky. I think I'll try the ridge next time...it looked less jumbly. at least the view from the top was spectacular!