I have hiked up the Coal Creek trail to the summit many times. A great half day quick hike with maximum views. I first hiked up it in early spring when I did not ski, I glissaded the east face, there are some badass ski lines down it.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."