The chute itself was an underwhelming mix of hard packed sand and loose rock. The hike up to the chute was spectacular and the views from the summit were breathtaking! I would probably recommend a different ascent route, but not different approach or summit location.
Very fun climb from lower Vidette Lakes. I went for the 'east slopes and south ridge'. Stable enjoyable class 1-2 approach, then went too high and ended up on some class 3 above the scree apron, but decended the right-facing rock chute which was MUCH more enjoyable and safe. (secor alludes to this as 2-3) The ridge itself is very enjoyable. Had the valley, climb, and summit to myself.
Perfect weather throughout on a four day outing from Onion Valley. Did a loop from Kearsarge Pass to University Pass grabbing 7 peaks along the way, including Bago and West Vidette on day 2.
Climbed the East Slopes/South Ridge route. Wanted to take the Northeast Chute but didn't have crampons with me, the snow was soft enough that the short distance up the East Slopes wasn't an issue though.