Did this with my brother and Larry Fenton on a beautiful day in August. When we reached the top, which has some flat spots below several different columns that form the summit, we met a gal from New Zealand who had camped out overnight. She was raving about the 'simply marv'elous' views she had during the night. We spent about an hour and a half taking pictures and oh'ing and ah'ing over the view. Especially enjoyed the view down to nightmare needles.
I've done this walk up on other occasions but the first time is always the best one since the views are all new.
Route Climbed: Walk up from Enchantment Basin Date Climbed: July 1999
We did this the day after climbing the west ridge of Prusik Peak. The freedom of hiking without carrying any climbing gear was great. We enjoyed having ice axes on the approach as it was icy in the shade. The summit has curious channels or grooves between granite high points. A fun place to play and lie in the sun. It's more like a park on the top than a summit. An excellent place to ogle at the Nightmare Needles, the Flagpole, and other rock climbs in the area.