This route starts from the slate creek trailhead. It is 4.25 miles and about 2000 vertical feet from the trailhead to Ocaulkens lake. It took us about 2.5 hours with packs.
Once reaching the lake, skirt the west side of the lake, and follow the outlet at its southern tip. From here traverse up through the meadows, and talus to the base of the west buttress of WCP-9 (aprox 9800 ft). Stick to the north side of the buttress. The route is primarily class 2 with some minor class 3 depending if you prefer solid class 3 or loose class 2 talus.
At a point where you are approx parallel with the saddle between WCP-9, and D.O. Lee, traverse right to the saddle. From the saddle follow the north ridge of D.O. Lee along a faint goat trail on the western side of the ridge to the base of the snow cornice. This section isn't more than class 2., and only takes about 20 minutes. Now comes the fun part - a snow climb that is aprox 150 ft (depending on how early late in the season you go), and can get up to about 70 degree for a short distance. In late summer, it might be possible to avoid the snow altogether if it has melted, but come prepared with an ice axe, anyhow.
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