On cold days the Hillside Pillars is one of my all time favorite routes. The long approach up easy ice and snow combined with a level amphitheater with single pitch routes is perfect for staying warm.
Rapheal and I were taking our time enjoying the scenery when we got passed by two young guns.
Rapheal Hiking Up the Gullet
The Hillside Pillars
Both routes were in and we ended up on the right by default. Super fun climbing, albeit a little brittle.
Another huge plus to this route is that even on December 14th we got about 15 minutes of direct sunlight. Its those little things I really like.
Rapheal and Me