the road up toward Boulder City is indeed pretty rough and you will want a high clearance vehicle if you want to drive very far. I drove to about 7900ft and from there it was a little over two hours hiking to the summit via the north slopes and northwest ridge. This is a simple class 2 hike and the rock is firmer than often found in the Boulder mountains.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."