Were planning to also traverse to ballard but bad weather forced us to just day trip Azurite. 24 miles
Came in from near Hart Pass on the PCT, taking ~13h car-to-car. I found a sketchy 5th class crux on the ridge near Ballard, which you might be able to avoid by dropping down a ways. I'm not sure what the best way is from Ballard back to Granite Pass, but the wretched bush-whack I did was definitely not it. Trip report.