Fun short day for when I wasn't feeling Dade!!! Awesome scramble and striking view of peak on the way up NW ridge and scramble up west face. Cliffy walls and some good many route options around obstacles.
I should have read the beta and sean's comments, otherwise I would have pushed through and down the east ridge. Should have climbed up via east ridge-easier going up than down ;) After considerable time spent analyzing and careful climbing down east ridge, I chickened out at the gap because of exposure and backtracked to bail off west face and down to treasure lake, back to trailhead. Solo ascent.
A bit more loose than I expected but fun and scrambly. Weather threatened for a moment but eventually produced a perfect day for a climb on a second date. Great results on both ends.
You shoulda read the page... :-). The east ridge woulda been a better climb, and a better test.
Fun short day for when I wasn't feeling Mills. The ridge doesn't look like it should go, but it does.