WOW! Underdog mountain of the year! The views along this route are absolutely stunning. Its so cool to have a summit like this to yourself. There are numerous snowfields below the pass. I did not use ice axe or crampons for this since snow was fine for stepping in and using trekking poles. The ridge really is not all that bad, it just takes a while Honeymoon Hump kinda just feels like a small hump along the ridge it really is not a problem to climb over. The scrambling parts were solid. You can make it as easy or as hard as you want. I went for class 3 with some added class 4 whenever I felt adventurous. The rock is very solid (with some added choss and talus of course). Just check every rock and boulder because there are many big boulders that appear to be attached to the mountain but are not. Across the valley I saw a MASSIVE rock slide off the NE Face of Arches Peak. The views from the summit are staggering. Don't know why mountains like this aren't the popular ones.
Start of a Ragged Ridge traverse. Went pretty much straight up from the pass and probably over "Cub," because it was cloudy and I couldn't see anything. Trip report.
Enjoyable scrambling low on the route. I approached over the top of "Honeymoon Hump" and it wasn't too bad. On return, I traversed just below the top of "Honeymoon Hump" - some loose stuff, but not terrible.
Big Mountain with very alpine feel.
I've been to Honeymoon Hump a few times. Decided to go a bit further this time. Scoping out route to Mesahchie. Great views, but tedious side-hilling, scree, and talus on approach from easy pass. Fun scrambling possible in gullies below summit area.