dogboy and I were in Huntington today, Saturday. it was extremely warm in the ravine & even in the Alpine Garden. we did Pinnacle. the hike up from the fan was a real slog, lots of postholing and soft snow. it took a loooong time. there really wweren't a lot of folks up there. there was one soloist before us. he had done Pinnacle & then downclimbed Central & then headed over to Odells. there was a lot of water running under the ice on Pinnacle. P1 was ok, but there was open areas. p2 was a snow slog & the belay was at the only ice, in the middle of the gully. p3 was very tricky with a lot of open areas & rotten snow. god help you if you fall thru the snow/ice into the water. we went on up to the right & to the Alpine Garden. then over to Lions Head & down.
all in all a nice day, but the warm temps make for trickey climbing. be careful folks!!!