The first pitch was thin in places, open in others and in general early season conditions. I opted to use a rope and lead the pitch, super easy climbing, but interesting to see the water running through the clear ice.
There was literally just a dusting of snow and the gully up for the most part was frozen solid, definitely more interesting climbing than usual.
The one big pitch on this route had a lot of ice on it, but also a lot of open sections and a scary looking top out. No one was really feeling up to this being their first lead of the season...so we with little pride set a top rope on it, and it was awesome!
There was no point in continuing up and there was an awesome walk off just to the right of the climb that a local showed us. A short and gentle alder adventure led us back to the neighborhood.