full ridge, 5.9, 16 hours car to car Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009
With Seth. Six hours to approach in ice climbing boots. Glad we had crampons for the glacier but would have rather taken a trekking pole instead of an ice tool. Four hours to climb the ridge via the two short 5.9 pitches. Six horrible hours down the CC.
Hike in from Ingalls lake to Goat Pass, across the Stuart Glacier and up the entry couloir. Bivy just below the Gendarme. Next day, we did the standard variation (minus Gendarme) up to the summit and long and painful descent down the Cascadian. Cascadian should be called the cASScadian...it sucks!
Kevin and I decided we would never descend the cASScadian ever again. Otherwise a kick ass climb up to 5.7 with our packs on.