Via Point 13,162 APosted On:
2019-09-03, By: supranihilestInfo:
The "hardest" peak on this route, it's actually far easier than it looks from peaks en route. On the way it appears to have a bunch of scrambling and notches but it's entirely Class 2 on the east side. Getting off of Point 13,162 A is honestly the crux, since you have to make a winding descent on steep Class 2 talus and boulders to the Colorado Trail, then hike the trail for a few tenths of a mile, then reascend steep talus and grass. The ridge does not go direct to the saddle, either up or down. Once on 13,510 A's upper slopes it's obvious the remaining hike can be kept at Class 2.
Photos: the ridge from the west (looks like it might contain some scrambling) and then the ridge from the south (where it becomes clear it's just Class 2 talus).