Did this route with my brother and is a route I will NEVER forget!!! I am east coast and he is die hard west coast. He did this route like a mountain goat and I did this route wondering what am I doing up here. The West route does have you exposed in spots. My one question is this?? We got hit with a major lightning storm on the summit. There is no way I want to be heading down the west route with lightning striking all around me. I was in full panick mode and just jumped off the summit heading straight towards the dam at full speed. Is this a trail that is often used or was I on just a huge scree field that wasn't even a trail at all?? I went straight from the summit directly to the car and parking lot at the dam. I thought I was dead for sure. What is best way off Quandry in a lightning storm. There were 3 of us and all 3 of us took different ways down. Oh what a day to remember.