Trying to avoid the snow. Mostly sunny day with not too much wind. Some snow in trees starting near top of DJ but good trail/steps on most.
Route:There are many variations and trails in trees on lower part but they all go up. Route issues start 2/3 way up DJ when you encounter a series of slabs on the right and you want to keep to the top or RH of slabs. There is usually several ways to get up each slab -either at RH edge/start, scramble a break or friction the slab, etc. Crux slab is near top of DJ has two grooves that both work(see pic). Some thigh deep snow on a few sections in trees but lots of traffic so good trail. More snow between DJ and Loder but no issues.
700 m x km RT
For perspective Pics from a previous trip in 2007