Meanwhile smart person uploads from Creekside, early, has a loosener on the Dave or Lower Franz hit Peak chair and the Saddle etc spend the morning around Red chair and Garbanzo. Early lunch at Chickpea then get over to Harmony etc once crowds are moving in opposite direction.
Well that assumes that said "smart person" is staying Creekside (apparently they're not THAT smart) instead of the Village, and then have to take Red Chair which is its own cluster at that time due both to the Creekside Gondol as well as those already coming down from the gonjola to get up and over to the Peak chair (or over to Harmony or Symphony) before they get skied out.
And the crowds move in the opposite direction from Harmony because it closes early, so having that early lunch then going over means only an hour or two, versus getting over early and finding the goods on Harmony or Symphony.
If the Gondi's too packed, then Fitzsimmons to Garbanzo to Emerald would (in my opinion) be a much smarter way, AND, get you up to the alpine versus dicking around on the lower third.