I have a thing for remote Oregon pinnacles I guess. Getting to this rock was a challenge. We went down Castle Rock road only to be turned around by a random rancher digging out the cattle guard. Went way back around to the west side where we found a jeep track. After driving up the "road" a bit we made a direct bee-line bushwack (2 miles) up the west-side eventually gaining the ridge. From there we took the standard route: scramble, climb, traverse, climb. We left the rope in the car and did the two low 5th class pitches free-solo. The rock (by Oregon standards) was pretty good - just take your time.
I tried to go up here with a "friend" he was all, "its the desert what can happen?" "I got a 4 wheel drive don't worry..."
For the record 4 wheel drives don't drive in clay during freak rain storms... Oh and sticks don't help clay rodes.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe