Not quite sure why people say the SW ridge when it's mostly just a barrier to get onto the south side. Anyways, this peak had great views. I went up with a trekking pole/crampons, however some may want an ice axe. One should get Custer/Rham in the same day.
Easy climb up super soft snow, about 4 hours including breaks up to the summit, less than an hour down back to the lake. Perfect weather, little alpine-dragon fighting, and another victory for Cascadiastan!