There are two variant starts. The right-hand 2-pitch start (2005) climbs a 5.8 series of left-angling ramps, then a long right-facing corner and dyke system that goes from fists to fingers, with a crux at the end (5.11-) to a ledge. The left-hand (2006) start climbs a 5.9 wide crack and ledge system, then a 35 m finger crack (5.11/11+?) past the perched "Caulk Boot Flake" to the same ledge. From here, the pitches are 3) 5.10 offwidth, 4) 5.10 headwall crack, fingers to chimney; 5) 5.8 ramps; 6) scramble (4th class) to the W-notch.
From the normal West Ridge hiking trail, gain the lower West Ridge shoulder, then follow an inobvious ramp down into the basin south of the peak. Climb up the center of the south buttress of the false summit from there.