Sean, it looks like you did some variation of the west ridge from your previous ascent. What changed?
Two things: first, I did the south rather than north branch, which is much nicer. Second, I bypassed the Jeffrey Mine, starting at the base of the "comm facility" road off FR 4S75. I think the "traditional" route gains this ridge somehow from just above the (lower) mine, but it's hard to tell. Anyway, this way seems better -- I'll write it up on the blog tomorrow.
Thx. In a good snow year the west ridge is a good ski descent.
I'll keep that in mind... if it ever starts snowing here!
Can’t come soon enough.
Glad to see you took the advice to take the S ridge up, much much better!