Climbed solo via South Gully route. Bluebird day made for great views of the musical peaks. Saw a black bear at the col between Point 5500 and Point 5764.
I soloed a steep gully on the SE side of Hurdygurdy after a successful climb of Eagle. Steep snow and scree led to the E ridge, which was easy in accessing the summit.
A year previous, I tried the SW Gully route, but didn't make the summit. The Class 3 ridge on the west side is definitely more difficult.
Fun hike with a little drizzle, made the mistake of coming down a different way and ended up downclimbing some interesting terrain.
Most photos on the page were taken on this date. I also traversed Point 5500+, but not the true summit, in 2006.