Success on Sunday via the north face, with ski descent into a couloir towards the west side of it. Attempt the day before via Y Couloir on the northeast face but we didn't summit due to snow on the final ridge step, skied back down the couloir (west branch). We were staying at Nokhu Hut all weekend. Good skiing!
Climbed via ridge traverse from Braddock. Attempted traverse to Mount Richthofen but was stopped by large cornices on knife edged sections of ridge. GREAT snow features on this ridge.
A very exciting traverse with lots of exposure! One move had me a bit nervous, but the rock was solid where it needed to be. Views from summit were stunning. With Kevin (shknbk).
Did traverse from Richthofen, which has a fair amount of class 3/4 exposed scrambling. Lots of loose rock and routefinding. Descended the mindless north face talus field. See TR.
Have snowboarded on North face and the West ridge a couple times, easy to get to, great area (rent the cabin!)
Climbed Seven Utes Mountain on the way back to the car.
Skied Seven Utes, and climbed Mahler in the process from the Seven Utes saddle up the W ridge. Still a huge base of snow up high. Couldn't ski from the actual summit, but skied from the saddle back to the cars at 9400ft. The main chute coming off the upper West ridge would be a nice steep line in good corn(was hard pack when we were there).
We climbed Mt. Mahler and Seven Utes on the same day. Dark clouds were moving in when I was signing the summit register on Mahler. When our camera started to buzz my climbing partner started running go get below the open tundra. I hurriedly closed the register and followed as fast as possible to lower ground.
I ascended via the North Face. There were some remnants of snow from the week’s snowstorm but not enough to cause any bother. When I got to the summit the East Ridge didn't look as bad as Roach made it sound so I decided to go for it. There was one 100-foot section of steep, loose, class 4 to descend but other than that it was a piece of cake.