Started at the Lost Palms Oasis and took the west chute since it was shorter. We made the mistake of taking a bee-line from the top of the chute and ended up having to drop through a 400' canyon which could have been avoided had we traversed left from the top. No matter. Fun climbing without too much brush/cacti. Tagged Mastodon on the way back.
This was my 100th 2000 foot prominence peak (in the USA). I soloed this peak during a week long peakbagging trip in which I also did Chemehuevi, Kingston, East Ord, Kelso Dunes, Whipple, Cady, and Mastadon.