With expectations of very bad skiing conditions state-wide, took the boots, crampons, and ice tools.
The forest from Source Lake was quite likely the best climbing snow I've ever experienced in the winter months. Effortless climbing up any slope angle without crampons and only sinking a few inches.
Then climbed the couloir up to the ridge between The Tooth and Bryant on hard ice with a few inches of generally bonded and good boot-kicking snow. Then climbed a very steep brief snow slope, around a cornice, drop down to the back-side of the mountain, and climb up an easy snowfield to the summit which is easy to go right to the summit of.
Couloir to access the summit ridge:
Climbing on the ridge:
Chair Peak from the summit
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