NW Ridge (exposed class 4) to summit, to the Ramp via ridgeline. One of the best loops to be had in the FRange!!! So enjoyable on a nice sunny day.
Over the ballfield, Williwaw Lakes, up S Ridge to summit then down and across the ridge up to Ramp. Best traverse yet. Exposed 3rd-4th class climbing on the ridge between Ramp and Williwaw if you stick to the ridge but we didn't feel the need for a rope.
a fair bit of snow
Inability to follow directions led me to pioneer a new route up the flank of the NW ridge. Made it to the summit after a few hours of difficult scrambling (probably class 4-5). Quite the adventure!
I climbed the SW gully, which was filled with snow, to the S ridge and onto the summit twice. The second time, in '03, the gully had a thin seam of snow leading up it. Unfortunately I went left onto some very nasty rock (class 3). My friend stayed in the seam and enjoyed a little chimney climbing to get to easier ground above.
I really would like to attempt that W Ridge route: it seems amazing.
Most photos in the text were taken on my climb of this date (up S Ridge, down NE Ridge).
Did northwest ridge 8/15/11.
Climbed solo from the South Fork of Ship Creek via the southeast spur on August 14, 1987. Climbed with a Mountaineering Club of Alaska group on February 7, 2009, via the southwest gully in a night-time climb.