Tried it after an unusually hot summer and most of the approach was melted out. Because of this it took us HOURS to get up there and we were on the route too late. It was bare ice. Scary rockfall finally drove us back down. We'll be back, it's a aesthetic line on a beautiful mountain.
Started the couloir at 5:40 AM, snow not quite set up. The gully down the middle where snow had slide was the most solid. We roped up for the last 4 pitches. No sign of any rock anchor, most likely buried. On top just before noon. Great mountain!!!
"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