This was my 3rd attempt at Parnassus and I am happy to say I summitted. First two times made it to the saddle between Woods and Parnassus only to find no visibility and horrific winds. Wind was present on this ascent but the skies were clear and sunny. Great mountain for aclimitization. Very steep tundra slopes also good for getting in shape.
This was a great spring training climb. We began at Watrous Gulch, took a right turn at the Bard Creek Trail, then bushwhacked up a ridge to the summit. We headed north toward Woods Mtn and down into Watrous Gulch, making it a neat loop hike.