We left Lupine Meadows around 4:00 AM, and were back around 4:00 PM. We climbed in approach shoes, roped up for 3 pitches near the Molar Tooth and one right before the summit snowfield, and rapped once on the Second Tower where we (and others) got off-route. There was lots of easy terrain, and some hideous slush on the snowfield. Trip report.
I climbed this route with Christian Beckwith, the former editor of the American Alpine Club Journal. We made a dawn start from the Climber's Ranch and reached the narrow col on the far side of the second tower in the early evening. We bivied there and climbed the steep snow and spectacular snow arete above the north face first thing in the morning. I think we summitted at about 7:30 AM.