We ditched our mountain bikes near the metal shack on the Rainbow Lake trail, then headed straight up the ridge. Ran into fairly deep snow before controuing onto the (dry) south face to reach the summit.
Then we went back down the SE bowl to Rainbow Lake, walked back to the bikes, and cruised home. Some hunter activity.
Route Climbed: North face Date Climbed: September 29, 2005
Hiked into the Twin Lakes Basin and climbed the north buttress to the upper bowl. Then followed along the base of the ridge rocks to the summit. There was a trace of a trail in the upper bowl, but with the snow, better footing was found on the rocks. Descended down the east bowl to Rainbow Lake. It was a really great day with bright sun and fall colors.