Went up with a big group. Very low snow year. Parts of the upper couloir were melted out already. We had 2nd ice tools along just in case, but we kept them in our packs. It was about 45 degrees and mostly snow (with a short 10-15 foot section of ice). Very straightforward cramponing up. Fun day in the mountains!
Great outing in ideal conditions. Firm snow on the way up from the hairpin, icy snow in the couloir, and soft snow for the descent. With such firm snow in the couloir, we didn't rope up, but a second tool was nice.