We hiked Mt Whitney via MR last weekend (11/3-11/4). Camped at UBSL on Saturday. On Sunday, summited via MR, came down same way, then back home. The route condition is pretty much same as @Chris and @bruckbau descriped. (Thank both!). We carried crampons, ice axe and microspike, used microspike twice very briefly on slabs between LBCL and UBSL, nothing been used in Gulley and final 400. Now waiting for snow season.