Depot Creek Falls and the summit were the cruxes in my opinion. Beware that the rock is a little loose, but not terribly so. The approach is lengthy, but great. I would certainly recommend this to alpine enthusiasts.
My first climb in 2 years! Ouzel Lake camp is one of my favorite in all of my travels. Idyllic to say the least. The glacier was very forgiving and the scramble down the Redoubt/Bear col was manageable. I appreciated the abundance of cairns along the loose, exposed scrambling route and the upper Depot Creek Valley. You will want a rope for the descent, but choose your rappel stations carefully. Not all of them will take you where you want to go. The views from the summit are spectacular!
We would second setrent's recommendation to have a rope, also would recommend a few pieces of pro for the 1st bit of the summit scramble. Don't be the second party in the summit gully!
Worthwhile for the views, and for visiting a remote part of the Cascades.
Route Climbed: Northeast Face Date Climbed: July 17th, 2005
I did this one with mvs and The Meshew. Dang, we were wiped out (well, Michael wasn't - in better shape) 'cause the approach is tough. We went way up to Ouzel lake which included a mile long moraine. The climb was cool - a coveted wild Cascade summit. Don't miss it!