You know I climbed this, a lifetime ago. I'm guessing on the date. I was out there skate skiing or trying to. They never did a good job of grooming out there and eventually I stopped trying to go out there. Ended up climbing the "peak" as a consolation prize for not being able to ski. I don't remember much other than the conditions were calm and comfortable, albeit snow covered. I don't remember route finding so i suspect they don't groom out there anymore. ?
They definitely didn't have anything groomed within 3 miles of the peak. Getting up the peak itself wasn't too bad as far as route finding goes but since we did a loop with other peaks we had to cross some of the nasty lava flows to get back to the road without climbing the peak again.
Zach and I did this as part of a winter loop/peak bagging trip. There was no evidence that anyone had been there yet this winter. A fun trip with lots of route finding difficulties on the way back due to the lava.
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