I'll bet you preferred not climbing up through the snow and ice covered rock!
the ridge I was on really flowed so I ended up under the wall south east of the saddle. the bad part was that it was very brushy getting over to the saddle but didn't take too long. I came down the route that we took the last time. Round trip was 5 hours and 30 minutes hiking in,with a very long lunch on top.
This isn't the highest point on the ridge, but has some of the nicest views. By the time one reaches the 2500m+ peak, the summits are a little rounded and one has to push through brush to get the best views.
Interesting climb away from the crowds.
Also climbed 1/15/10 with Richard N in snowy conditions. Found register added by Harlan S in 2005...no other entries