I found this route by accident. Thought perhaps a first ascent, but alas, was climbed by Galen Rowell decades earlier! I solo'd the NW buttress in the morning and was on top after a couple hours. Crux was negotiating one of the gendarmes (easy, exposed 5th). Descent down the standard west face gully is convenient for camps at Williamson bowl.
"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