Exactly what I was looking for: a sustained scramble with a few 5.easy moves thrown in for good measure (probably avoidable with careful route finding). Strange to find myself alone on a BCC trail.
I can't wait to try this route again in late spring/early summer.
Parked at Broad's Fork TH and jogged down canyon 1.5 mi to the Stairs Gulch TH where I had left my pack. I got off route (again!) and ended up cliffed out on a ledge at 9500' and did NOT want to downclimb what I had upclimbed to get there. I called my wife and left my GPS coordinates in case she had to call SAR and started up the wall in front of me to the east. It turned out all right but gave me more adrenaline than I like to get these days. Lots of folks on the Twins.