Bob if you want photos, PM me with your email address. It was neve on saturday 15th with some ice on left side, but that ice was pretty wet (was a warm day). There are spots with ice on the right side too higher up. I didn't think it was worth a trip to do. Especially for you.
Thanks, guys! I'm probably heading up there in a few weeks with a partner who will be doing her first couloir. A mix of neve and ice will be just fine for her. I just want to make sure we don't hike back there to discover the conditions are as bad as the U-Notch.