Climbed in Spring 2010, during a multi-day ski trip, as part of my continuing project to traverse and climb a number of Chelan and Entiat area peaks by using spring ski approaches. Got into area along ridgetops and mountainsides from Shady pass, great route for backcountry skiing, offering huge views over a mile down to Lake Chelan. Will post a coupla photos.
After 8 miles of approach I realized that I had left my glacier goggles in the car. Facing 2 more days of heavy sun and snow travel, I made Inuit style snow goggles out of available materials. Although these were not ideal, my eyes went unharmed. We knew it was going to be hot so we didn't bring a tent or use bivy sacks. Alexei and I climbed Cardinal and Saska on the second day. On the third day we climbed Emerald before heading out. Cardinal was my 24th Bulger peak.