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.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe