Not bad...I did it on the way back from Mount Wilson...climbing back up to the 13,000 foot ridge from Navajo Basin makes this final thousand feet pretty quick. Only took about an hour from the 13,000 foot saddle. The South slopes (most of the route) were completely clear of snow...but the final crux move was quite interesting with a few inches of snow on those small hand and footholds...beautiful views! Do the mountain in september, as the leaves are simply amazing up there!
Route Climbed: silver pick mine Date Climbed: july 98
this was neat..... o.k. well it was a little challenging, but a fun climb. I think the reason why it was so bad is that I hiked it in a pair of vans. never do that very bad. it started to rain on the way down, I was slipping and swearing the whole way down. if your afraid of hieghts don't climb mountains, also theres one little sketchy part close to the summit, you have to climb down about 70 feet 5 pointing it then you climb back up to summit. lots of fun.
Route Climbed: Silver Pick Basin Date Climbed: 09-15-90
We climbed this when one could drive a 4WD vehicle to the Silver Pick Mine bunkhouse. Instead of going to the Rock of Ages saddle and following the trail behind, we climbed directly up the NW side through a very mobile pile of talus. Not recommended!!! We got wiser coming down and descended via the "standard" route.