Climbed Ames with Kevin today. The first pitch is in the fattest and most protectable condition I have ever climbed it.
The second pitch has a few interesting cauliflowers to work around, but mostly protects well and the chimney is too full of ice to need rock gear. The third pitch is narrow at the top with enough water running behind it that you can easily hear it. Turned out to bee a great day and excellent conditions.
On the approach it’s a little interesting to get across the creek without wet feet due to the warm temps. I would recommend the Galloping Goose trail for now, it is well packed.