Pellucid, any experience with the Cottonwood Ridge, in particular the un-named 11,000 foot peaks closer to Superior? Going up there this summer. Great pics and write-up of Triple Traverse!
When are you planning on doing them? I might be in town. I've been wanting to do the ridgeline for a long time now.
I don't know much specifically about that part of the ridgeline, but when I was doing the Triple Traverse I met a couple finishing the route. They said that they only used their rope for rapelling (once I think?) near the beginning somewhere past Monte Cristo and that that area was the hardest part of the ridge with class 4 scrambling.