route to Goat ridge
Yes, you are right it is a little more circuitous but when we explored last year there was still snow present so we didn't venture up the steeper route. Ive tried to attach screen shot of the route - hopefully it works. Sorry I'm new to this site.
The route is fun, not much bush and some neat scrambling on the slabs. We modified a little of the alder near the gully to make travel easier.