Hiked over to Upper Aero Lake from our camp on Rough Lake and scrambled up talus/boulders, past a still frozen little lake at 11,200 feet, and up to summit ridge. Big drop to north! Snow squalls. Scrambled along ridge to summit.
Base camped at Upper Aero Lake and climbed up to the summit from the south. My dog was with me but didn't make it all the way up to the summit as the last 30 feet is Class 3. Awesome summit view
Not the Becky Couloir but ambling over there to peer down the route from above was inspiring.
Climbed a new route on the north face. Bivied high on a rib shortly below the summit. Wicked adventure.
Camped at lower aero lake with my dog. Got a late start around 10am. No chance of t storms that day. My dog didn't quite make it to the top. But only by 20 feet or so. Amazing views. Not too smoky that day. Saw one other party climbing.