It's nice to have another SummitPost destination so close to home. "The Hideout" route sounds like a suicide mission to me. I think I'll opt for a ridge-run from Berthoud or something equally pedestrian when I feel the urge to visit this summit.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."