Great scramble, on solid rock, the kind I'd been wanting for quite a while. No one had signed the trail register since Thanksgiving. The silence out there is wonderful. We saw a juvenile mountain lion (yes, I'm sure) walking down the road on the drive out. He didn't run from us or several cars: not normal behavior.
Turned into the mountain before the large white arrow on the ground. Made a traverse of the talus as oppossed to a straight up climb. The scrambling in the gully is now a little easier. Someone has spray painted all the hand and foot holds red. After gully, trail is easy to resume. Was quite windy the day I went but the rock walls really buffered the wind and made it quite enjoyable.