To reach the highest point without rope and gear, you have to take the trail to the far northeast side of the mountain where it is dropping down a ridge. Then climb up and to the east a bit through some really bad brush. A faint climbers trail exists but few use it. You come out on the ridge to the east of the highpoint. Then it is a exposed class 3 scramble 40 feet to the summit. Room for one person in a interesting little cove. No register but there should be. Map and pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/indian_heaven_wilderness/lemei_rock_162.htm
Route Climbed: Sawtooth Mountain Trail Date Climbed: October 30, 2005
Hmm, not sure if I got the right summit. Snow from the trailhead, was about knee deep on the summit ridge. Groveled up a chimney, that didn't work, found it easier on the back side. May have to go back when it's snow free to tag all three summit spires.
Route Climbed: Sawtooth Mtn Trail Date Climbed: Sept 11, 2005
Climbed and explored the full ridge of Sawtooth. Would have liked to have stay longer and check out the east ridge (looks like it goes out to an interesting overlook, but it's a bit thrashy getting out there), but incoming weather forced us to curtail the day's activities.
"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."