We got a late start, conditions at the "crux" area at 3400' were not good, and it was starting to rain sooner than forecasted. As a result, we went to Quart but skipped Bessequartz. The route had some dicey spots but mostly went OK for us.
A bunch of NWHikers assembled to tackle Quartz and West Quartz aka "Bessequartz". The weather was predicted as mostly sunny but instead we had clouds and snow. The ridge was very brushy and we encountered a couple tricky spots before the saddle but we were still able to make it up both peaks.
Just can't seem to find the date when I did this one but it was around spring of 1998. Never forget climbing between a tree and slimy cliff to get up a 10' section only to have the shoulder strap of my backpack blow out at the crux. Personal page on Quartz HERE
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."