Hi! Assuming there will be a lot of snow and probably ascending the chute for my first time. Should I buy crampons or just rent them? Have poles and ice axe and summitted last year same time but very little snow. Going with other experienced chute hikers.
I am going up main trail on June 27. There is a lot of conflicting info on various sites about trail conditions. I was hoping to avoid the Shute and use the switchbacks. Does that seem feasible on that date? I will here poles, ice axe and crampons.