We ascended the Rock's south side to a ridge, then crossed over to the North side and began climbing up a snow-covered gully leading to the Rock's summit.
Steeple Rock Summit
Snow Pinnacle Near the Rock
Trip Note: Snowshoe cleats bit into the hard, consolidated snow, providing good traction. Due to the somewhat icy conditions, snowshoes or crampons were definitely necessary. Climbing up the gully to the summit required an iceaxe; going without one would be foolhardy.