My friend and I summited Stuart today and I think we might have taken an alternate route accidentally. We went up Cascadian but then climbed up and over the ride to the left of the glacier (as you are looking up at the glacier from the boulder field, the ridge/wall to the left of the glacier). We then scrambled across the lower SW side of the ridge traverse and did some rather sketchy scrambling/rock climbing and ended up passing beneath the summit by only a couple hundred feet moving westbound. We then edged our way around and eventually up to the summit. If it helps, we ended up coming up and over to the summit from the opposite side than the normal ridge traverse (we arrived at the summit climbing eastbound and actually had to hike our way through a couple rock climber nests. It was obvious to me that this was not the route intended by normal hikers/novice climbers. This was very technical and I was wondering if it had a route name? We have rock climbing experience but we definitely were not planning on using it. Did we accidentally transition into a different couloir? Any thoughts? Thanks a million. trying to learn from our mistakes!
I have pictures if my confusing words were not of help.