The ice on standard was quite good up to, and out of the cave (on the left). All of the ways up the route looked very stepped out and seemingly "easy." We cut right over to the penguin, which was in the best shape I have ever seen it.
On our way out there was a dude who asked us if we a going to do standard route and asked if we would guide him. He seemed pretty confused and kind of "odd," but I attributed it to maybe not knowing English too well (champ?). He was wearing blue pants and a blue jacket. Could this have been the guy who fell?