We did this in pretty bad conditions. The rise in temperature affected the snow significantly. We started from Grouse Grind parking lot. The powerline trail to the proper trailhead was icy. Postholing in soft snow was frequent after we crossed Baden-Powell trail. Things got worse the higher we hiked. That pretty much slow us down to almost 1Km per hour.
Skiing was closed because of the rain and the bad conditions. The red gondola was out of service. No issues getting down with the blue one.
It was a pleasure meeting the popular Jen :)