The rocks on this slope were loose--even many of the big car-sized ones. I've had much better scrambles. Descended the south slope and that was only a little better. I went for the NE slope of Rafferty next, and thought that was significantly more fun (with better views too). The beginning of Rafferty's NE slope has some short class 3 options on solid slabs with big cracks and ledges. These slabs are easy and unexposed. You'll find them on climber's left, near the edge of the east ridge.