With a day off and the girlfriend away, I made some plans through the BCMC for Rexford, and ultimately had a great group of 5 on the trip. My biggest worry for the trip was the heat, which wasn't an issue until the descent. We managed to get out of town at 4am, and were at the trailhead around 5.45. By 6 we were off and up the trail.
Although steep and loose on the trail, the W Ridge itself offered quality scrambling, and just a couple moves of 5th class below the true summit. It was a really fun, technically easy day out in the mountains, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was great to avoid any epic-ness, and it was a solid group! We made it from the car to the summit in 5ish hours, taking our time (especially me). Car to car, we managed to get it done in 12 hours, with plenty of breaks for snacks, water, and views. We ended the day at Major League Sports Bar for some craft beer (except for Pardeep...) and $2 burgers.
I can't really add much to this route, as it's been described thoroughly on CT often enough. If you're a scrambler wanting to get into something slightly more technical, this route is the one. Just go do it.
Some photos from the day:
slesse at center
Shuksan and Baker on the horizon
Taking in the view
looking up the ridge to the subsummit
At the subsummit
Bala dispensing the lead to the summit
Summit shot looking at Baker and Slesse
same photos, plus a few others.