Fun scramble, mostly class 2-3, with some sections of class 4, a lot of exposure. If you would spend time winding around, you could make it more closer to class 3.
It was nice to finish right at the summit. Route finding was pretty obvious, although not many cairns on this route.
Perfect Weather. With snow on this route it makes it class 4/5 with mixed climbing thrown in along with a little ice climbing. I found it a bit hairy with all that thrown in. Would recomend rope and a couple ice screws and light alpine rack if doing it in the snow. If you go without the rope and etc. in the snow then the grade of this climb goes up even higher. Downclimbing Solid class 4/5 rock would be time consuming and difficult in the snow icy rock. Would be better to just climb over and down Killpacker if doing it in fall, winter, spring. When I did this route with ice/snow, I didn't even think about downclimbing! Hence a rope would help with rapelling. And the rock is pretty solid surprisngly. The boulders at the bottom and start of the climb were the only problems on this route.
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