Sure enough we woke up to blue skies and after a bit of confusion found the start of the route, it was past 9am by that point and still quite chilly, but it turned out we climbed in the sun for the majority of the time, thus it was warm. We topped out and there was past knee deep snow at the summit plateau. Both of us wore approach shoes (I climbed the route in my 5.10 guides) and regretted it multiple times. Finding the descent gully was a bit exciting too, but eventually we found it and rapped without too much difficulty, glad to be back at the hut. The correct gully is the second one west from the bivy hut, which is about 20-30 minutes west from the top of the route.