Forgot to update this- Did Dragon's Tail this past Friday. Large cornice above the right fork. Once you take to the left fork, the very top left of that second fork has another large cornice, right is clear. It appears that you can still ascend the left part by going around the cornice (there were footprints from somebody who did), but I didn't personally check it out. The rock step was not yet exposed at all. Snow was good, still significant snowpack all around. Flattop trail was snow covered almost all the way down.
Is climbing N and S Nokhu particularly difficult? I've seen several reports ranging it from 3+ to 4+. I'm not fond of scree, but other than that is there really anything else I should know if I went to climb them? Thanks guys
I've done Grand Central Coulior, and also followed the ridge between Static and Nokhu a lot of the way, but not all the way. All of this was done in winter, so things were glued together with snow/ice. I would caution you in climbing the actual rock... it's total garbage. I don't think I've EVER been in and around Nokhu that I didn't hear a decent amount of rockfall. So yeah... be careful if you do it.