Lulz It sounds like those two like to get after it. I hope to hook with them again. Merchant was a pretty fun climb minus Adam rupturing his achilles.
I love that Skykomishg group. Riding Gunnshy sounds Wicked! I still have Gunn and Barring to do. If I remember correctly Becky calls out an early season N route on Merchant and I've seen a photo from Gunn that made it look possible. I didnt have much of a view down that side from the summit though. No vis and the summit ridge was thin and corniced.