13 pitches with the direct start on a flawless, Bluebird day. I found the second pitch of the direct start to be very difficult and actually aided a couple moves. Otherwise the entire route is cruiser with fun and involved climbing. Good amount of loose rock. Evidently there was a massive rock slide on the north side of the peak that took some of the NE ridge with it...there are brand new belay bolts and one new pitch due within the debris, area is still littered with loose rock though. The raps may get people a little confused...we didn't end up doing the normal 10 raps, instead we did 7 (we had one 60 m rope) down what I think was Nanouk, but I'm not certain.
We climbed the NE-Ridge with the direct start. I found the route a bit hard for the grade (especially the last pitch). Still it is a very nice climb on an amazing mountain. We rappeled down the 'Nanouk', wich I can recommend.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."