Great route up the Northwest Coulier, perfect day for climbing North facing routes on the first day of spring in Southern California mountains. Five of us went up the same route taken by Sam Page, Jeff Scofield and Miguel Forjan one month earlier. The traverse at the top of the ridge is an eye opener, lot's of scrambling.
Michael Gordon and I climbed this couloir and the ridge crest to Galena Peak either in January of 1998 or 1999. We had frozen snow in the couloir and some good scrambling on the knife-edged ridge (if you take the ridge head on) to the summit. Good day outing in the local mountains.
"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."