A lot of people only do the first pitch, the book calls the whole climb a "true one pitch wonder". After that, the climb is followed by numerous steps of easier ice for quite a long time. I convinced the guys to let me lead the first pitch, and it was a blast. Then we continued for 2-3 more pitches and rappelled back down. The other pitches were enjoyable too, it was just pleasant to be outside in the warmth of the sun! I was also testing out my new (to me) plastic boots, which turned out a lot better than I was expecting!
Thanks to Eugene for taking most of these pictures!