I suppose I went up the most northern chute but I found pretty good footing; what's all the fuss about? Other than going UP for 3+ hours, it was an easy day. Fun skate down in sand in a NE chute. Terrific views!
Nice climb on loose dirt and rock to the summit with one foot forward and two steps back. Boot ski descent on north gully was an absolute blast. View of Palisades outstanding even with the gray clouds.