Decided to scope it out for a trip in August... 36 hour round trip from Los Angeles. Ice is melting fast... Top is melted out and the whole couloir was very slushy. Soloed some of it. Screws used for psychological reasons... I don't think they would have held. Used one or two between pitches... Rock fall and mud flow on the left side. Tagged the summit. Great weather.
I forget the exact date. Scott Sederstrom and I climbed sans rope. He almost took the long slide.
Started at 7 am and got back to car at midnight. From the top of the couloir we decided to traverse around to the use trail which I think was far more difficult than summiting.
CMC outing led by Tom Cronin
Belayed the 'shrund pitch and then simulclimbed the rest with TINA TRETINA. Last 40 feet at the top of the couloir was melted out and dry (loose rock). Couloir was mostly neve transitioning to ice.
My brother "dervin" and I climbed this on our Memorial Day bash in Yosemite. We used this as our acclimitization peak. The couloir was in great condition. We had a blast and great views from the summit. We descended via the walkers route.
My brother and I climbed this as our warm up for Memorial Day weekend. Nice Day.
A variety of conditions (from neve to thick brittle ice) made the climb quite interesting and fun. Being sick was not, as I was lethargic the entire day and could barely eat anything!