The ice was so thin you couldn't place any protection it was just barely coming in!! We soloed up the first pitch... I really wanted to finish the whole thing but it was the first climb of the season and my form was a bit rusty!
Did a variation of the Yale Gully Route. Halfway up, we climbed several hundred feet of rock, crossed over to the Damnation Route for the last several hundred feet, and finished the climb in the dark with a snow/sleet/rain storm. We made it back to the RV at 10:00 p.m.-17 1/2 hours total climbing. Killer day.