With two short raps the route is not that tough. If I had to down climb those sections it would have puckered my cheeks. One of the rap stations was well hidden at the bottom of a small gap/large crack.
the traverse isn't as loose as the s peak. imo the 2nd best CO 14er traverse after blanca. aug 2010. Tr up at http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/
Looking across that ridge does not let you understand how neat it is. Awesome exposure, position and climbing make this a must do. I do agree with noahs213, if you're not comfortable with low class climbing then the exposure will makes this a nightmare for you.
A rope would be a good idea if you fear exposure at all.
This is maybe my favorite route on any 14er in Colorado, great views all around and fun scrambling throughout.
my first and so far last time dealing with electricity up high. Scarry.
Beautiful, some new snow made it interesting and those loose ledges keep your wits running