Penelope May and I climbed the NE face on March 12, 2010. The face was incredibly well iced up, in fact we found the best ice in about 12-13 years. Even the headwall was iced up and we wanted to go straight up it. But I only had four short screws, so I did a bit of zig-zagging so I could use two rock pieces for pro. Wonderful ice climb, hope the face ices up again so we can do it again.
This is another route on Tahquitz I climbed so many times I cannot even count them. It is the most excellent route for the new multi-pitch trad leader to practice on. My notes indicates that I climbed it the first time with Bill Rubin in 1979 and since that time, every year while teaching new rope leaders the tricks of multi-pitch climbing. In January 1989, over two weekends, Miguel Carmona and I climbed the route, all three Larks routes and the Trough on ice. The ice climbing on this route can be absolutely out of this world.