Started up the Northwest Buttress, kept going around right on the ramp onto the west face (off route). Summited after a pitch of 5.8 handcrack over two small overhangs and a nice pitch of 5.9 fingers. Great variation.
We climbed the Northwest Buttress. Very nice route. Approach is a bit longer than to other peaks in the Cirque, but it's worth it.
Made it about 50 feet from the summit via the Northwest Buttress before a hail and lightning storm hit and chased us away. Very nice route and had a lot of fun on it.