Did this and Rock on the same day. We parked a little further down the main road (instead of turning on 8RA) and went straight up from the south. The traverse under the rock outcrop on the SE ridge had snow on it and looked a bit too steep and slippery.
"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