Post up some photos to validate your claim of "in".
One's interp of what "IN" is so relative to say the least.
From today's posted SMG LVC Ice Report, I would take the above as being one of those folks that does not know what "in" is for the C-Wall. Oh yeah, notice the Approach report???
"In" to me means can place screws in strong enough ice. I can place a few photos for you when I get home. Did not see anyone from SMG there on Sunday- conditions on ice vary day to day.
To go more into details- the right side of Chouinard was thick and nice. Left was more thin but had protectable lines. Far left (wi4 curtains) were not formed enough to be led (by me at least).
As I said regarding the approach, it is not a nice snow trail but doable for people who do not mind some boulder hopping or punching through in a few spots. Basically it was a no problem for anyone in my group (on Sunday). Took 45mins to an hour tops. You act like people should not go climbing if SMG posts the approach as grim- it's a personal judgement and how you define good approach vs bad approach. To me bad would be getting attacked by the bees or bush whacking for miles in thick brush. Some boulder hoping does not bother me.