Myself and a buddy from Vail climbed on early season snow (prolly not the best idea) and eventually, roughly 40 feet from the ridge, contoured over to some crumbly and rotten fins to finish the climb. These would be great on spring snow!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe