The first time I tried this one (9/1/08), runoff from snow-melt on the slabs caused Raymond to take a fall, so we turned around.
I went back with Beau 2 years later (9/22/10). Lots of exposed slabs and ledges and lots of fun.
The second time I went to the summit was (8/6/13) with Bryan and Natasha.
Decent conditions... A little slick and loose rock with exposure made it a slow descent. Cloud line was at 6,800'... Made for blue skies and sun on the summit... Didn't want to leave!!! Came back on 9.22.10 for an evening summit with Gimpilator and then again on 9.30.10 for yet another amazing evening summit with CHAMmccutchen. Click on the trip report below;
Perfect weather. When you reach the base of the first gully, go to the right, not up.
One of the best viewpoints around. From the base this looks like a very serious scramble but it actually turns out to be almost all class 2 and mostly a walkup. White Chuck is probably even worth of a repeat.
First time on this delightful scramble. Fires inhibited the views a bit, but neverthess, this is certainly a worthwhile trip -- not many like this so close to the trailhead -- and the view aspect on the approach (both driving and on the trail) is "I'm going up THAT!?"
Made it to the top on a beautiful warm day with awesome views! Went much quicker than I anticipated, so on the way back I stopped and jogged a couple miles up the Neiderprum trail on Whitehorse then bushwacked through devils club for a while and by some miracle actually found my digital camera that I had lost 4 months ago!!! It must have been buried under a few feet of snow. I doubt it works, but still can't believe I found it.
An enjoyable alpine scramble. Verglass at the summit made for an interesting experience.