Really enjoyed this one - much better than I expected. I went straight up to the ridge as soon as the road entered the clearcut (I crested the ridge at 4800' just SE of the summit) with no difficulties. 3 hrs up, 2 hrs down.
The steep ascent along Iron Mountain Road was enjoyable. The steep ascent to the saddle ridge was tough. With no visible paths to guide me, I ended up taking different routes up and down the slope. Iron Mountain's summit sees few visitors. I only passed one person, on a gorgeous weekend day. This was probably the last great weather day before the snow season begins.
This climb was signicant for me because it was the 40th new highpoint/summit I have reached this year, not including several duplicates or others I have reached previously.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)