I am looking into the St. Jean couloir on Split Mountain for late next spring/early summer. I did the Mountaineer's Route on Whitney a few years back. The two routes look fairly similar in geography. Obviously Moutaineer's gets a lot more traffic, and I would guess is technically easier, but it is hard to get a sense of a route just by the ratings.
I am wondering how the two might compare for level of difficulty, risk, exposure, gear, etc. Anybody who's done both care to comment?