Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2004
Beautiful hike in, and a great ridge walk to the summit. Perfectly clear day. Sat down with a couple of topos at my side, spent a while naming visible peaks. Highly recommend this climb. Do-able in one day, but why hurry? Spend your weekend up there. It is worth it.
Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August 26, 2004
Nice scramble, terrible wind and visibility. We were on our hands and knees at times when the wind was trying to blow us off the ridge. A great peak to climb for beginners wanting to gain some experience with exposure and route finding.
Route Climbed: West to East Ridge traverse Date Climbed: July 24, 2004
Hit trailhead solo at 6am, cut out to west ridge from Jewel Lake and summited at 9:30. Then descended east ridge summit block and traversed ridgeline to saddle east of pine creek lake and then dropped down to tbe lake at noon. After the ridgeline turns north after going east it becomes rather technical and somewhat loose depending on your route. Ridge is actually quite solid but if you drop off either east or west it can become quite loose. Back at the car by 2pm.
After mid-july this route can easily be done in running shoes and a some water/food, no axe needed. GO LIGHT.