I've climbed the North West face of Fed Peak. We originally planned to do the linkup of blade ridge into the NW face, but the weather was not on our side. Getting to the base of blade ridge is meant to be pretty epic, and even finding the correct ridge to climb from below is meant to be tricky. I'd post on thesarvo.com as there are a few guys on there who have done it.
The NW face itself is good climbing. Some pretty amazing exposure near the roof (where the direct and the original routes diverge). When we did it, the roof pitch of the direct was very wet and mossy. Gear and rock are good. Definitely an adventure worth doing.