1.3k vert to snow line. high quality snow in the chute, 12-18 inches fresh from the recent storm. New snow was sitting on a layer that varied from a firm crust on the edge of the chute to more bullet-proof.
Rapid warming + thin coverage motivated an early turn-around to optimize for better snow over getting to the top. Didn't see any roller-balls where we were in the chute, but some snow falling on the east facing rock walls. Added one photo of a crown from a previous storm cycle and a small cornice above.