climbed thru the iron gates en route to meeker's summit on a glorious january day. does this section ever get snow? it's north facing!
Used this as a descent route after a Meeker-Longs Combo.
A fun windy climb....had the mountain to myself that day!
Was expecting snow, brought crampons & axe and it was bone dry. VERY SURPRISED. Actually more snow on the south slopes then North Face. The summit ridge more then made up for this route though. Still, some way-cool scenery of Long's & Lady Washington.