Did it again in "in" conditions - Fantastic AI route. Short steps, technically easy for real ice climbing, but legit ice climbing nonetheless.
Route was not really in condition, but it was, scarily, climbable. Probably would have been a lot less scary with a belay
Good day with my brother. 2 pickets and one tool each.
Climbed the route from Timberline. The route was in semi-good shape. First crux was the WI3 step of about 15 feet. Secod crux is the next step where I estimated the rating to be WI4 M3 step of about 15 feet. Little sketchy soloing through it but I did it anyway. After these two crux sections (hourglass), the route opens up and gets you to the base of the big "rock face", where we traversed right around it, traverse across steep snow slope with bad runout and 5 minute walk to the summit.
Overall, a fantastic route of moderate difficulty....two tools a must with the conditions we encountered.