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.
"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