In July 2009, I scrambled the very steep, loose and exposed north ridge with a great group of friends. None of us cared for its sketchiness, so we dropped partway down the west ridge from the summit to a point where we could downclimb class 3 rock to gain the steep snowfields leading back toward the Copper-Pica col. Then we traversed to Pica Peak.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."