Nugara's alternative descent route up Mount Roche (Spread Eagle) which he recommends to save time when completing the traverse. We would have done it either way.
The day started out rather clouded over, windy, and miserable. However it was predicted to get better, and you really just have to go for these things.
I had settled on this objective after Joanna F and Phil R had done this a week or so ago. They were the only real beta on the traverse I found besides Andrew's book and website
. Though Bob Spirko
had gone up the crux to the point along the middle of the ridge. They have great photos of the crux which led me to understand it was rather blank at the beginning then was pretty easy (moderate). Matt decided to join me, but wasn't sure he would make it up that point.