Started at the lower camp, approx. 9300 ft. Nice spot with running water. A few small crevasses to cross and we had to avoid some icy sections on the glacier. Above the ramp, went right at rabbit ears and climbed maybe 300 ft of talus which was not so fun. Went Memorial Day weekend, about 30 cars at North Gate, but EVERYONE climbed Sunday and turned back due to weather. We climbed on Monday, saw absolutely no one on the north side routes, and returned to find only one other car in the parking lot. Silly people need to plan on more than one summit day possibility.
Originally planned to climb the Whitney glacier route. Stayed at Marine Camp on 5/18/07. Awoke at 3 AM to very windy conditions. Decided wait until 5 AM to try the Bolam glacier. Still too windy at 5 AM, so we decided to sleep. Awoke at 9 AM to perfect windless and cold conditions. Decided to go up light and fast on the Ridge. Observed no fresh rockfall evidence. We had perfect snow conditions up and down, with the exception of icy conditions on the North-West traverse above 13,500'. Would not recommend this as a plan-of-action, but the conditions made it perfect for us.