Yea it is. Part of what made it take even longer. Instead of going right @ fork 1, right @ fork 2, and left @ fork 3. we went right, right, right, which took us directly under the summit blocks on the right side. Slopes got to about 50degrees with a lot of 4th class moves! It was a classic finish! Woodzy, if you go with them next week and you've got the energy you should check it out
""... Then it seemed to me that the Sierra should be called, not the Nevada or Snowy Range, but the Range of Light. And after ten years of wandering and wondering in the heart of it, rejoicing in its glorious floods of light, the white beams of the morning streaming through the passes, the noonday radiance on the crystal rocks, the flush of the alpenglow, and the irised spray of countless waterfalls, it still seems above all others the Range of Light.""