Dave: Re: Endeavor and topping out-- "the long hike back and around" is a mile and a quarter downhill to the road! Certainly not long for a guy who climbs Washington via the Great Gulf Headwall
--since White's Ledge on Mt. Stanton is practically in my Birchview back yard, the first 4-5 times I did Endeavor, I topped out and walked down (old alpinist style
); on all my recent ascents, I've avoided the dirty scrambling to the summit and rapped down. Is it THAT good, that I've repeated it so many times, you ask
?? It is good, and a great route in the autumn--sun exposure makes it a bit warm in July-- and I've had quite a few friends visit who hadn't done it and were concerned about getting lost, so...