I climbed the East Ridge of the Grand one summer with Kent Marshall and my son Jason. We slept the first night on the moraine, and started climbing in the morning. This route is long and moderate, with dramatic views. We reached the summit around 4 pm in beautiful weather, where I was able to get a study done in pastel.
Jason descended alone to the Petzl Caves, while Kent and I bivouaced on the upper saddle, and I was able to get some more work done the next day on the descent.