Snow was not perfect, but manageable. Surprised to see two boarders from Breck following us up the route. We were up and down at a late hour (topped out at 12), and the boarders started their descent at 2:30pm, causing a small avalanch, but made it down safely. Long day through the willows.
Great climb - we went directly up the center of the face, as opposed to over in the "couloir". Fun at the bottom getting up an "interesting" gully, and excellent to be out in the middle of a wide, sweeping face. Came down the E. Ridge and then north into the cirque. Highly amusing to find an ancient outhouse in excellent shape standing in the valley. The valley is beautiful and quiet...
"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."