An outstanding day with Erik Siering and Bob Sumner. Warmth of the day made it a bit harder. Erik wrote an excellent report (in DPS and HPS Archives and accessible via Climber.org)
About 3 years ago, started out kinda late knowing that we wouldn't get all the way. But sure got a feel for the terrain. I do think this one and Iron's North Ridge are the two toughest "day" hikes in the San Gabriels.
after an unsuccessful try in 2009, finally made it up this bad boy. A very brutal traverse along the ridge - fighting through brush and climbing actually made my arms tired. But it's worth it.