My intent was to scramble Silver King from Crystal Lake, but on the way down I thought I would just do this one too. I knew nothing about routes (I believe the preferred summer route is up the east ridge). So I just charged up the west slope and up onto the rocks until about 50-60 feet below the summit, where it was clear my hiker skills were not going to be enough. I then down-climbed and worked my way over to a bench on the south ridge and tried again. Except for one class 3 move this route was all class 2.
Hiked up to Northway Notch Peak and then ran the ridge over Northway, Grubstake, Summit House, Silver Queen, The Throne, and Crystal. We then dropped down into the basin to access the saddle and east ridge of Three Way before returning to the ski area. The east ridge of Three Way is just about entirely class 2. I don't like this area very much compared to the other parts of Washington.
Foggy, approach from Sheep Lake on PCT.
Short of the summit.
Did not make it, lots of snow and zero visibility.