Fun short day for when I wasn't feeling Dade!!! Awesome scramble and striking view of peak on the way up NW ridge and scramble up west face. Cliffy walls and some good many route options around obstacles.
I should have read the beta and sean's comments, otherwise I would have pushed through and down the east ridge. Should have climbed up via east ridge-easier going up than down ;) After considerable time spent analyzing and careful climbing down east ridge, I chickened out at the gap because of exposure and backtracked to bail off west face and down to treasure lake, back to trailhead. Solo ascent.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe