I had been wanting to summit this for several years now, and had failed on a previous attempt when I was unable to ford the North Powder in my Wrangler. Troy found a "better" road than I had attempted and we were able to drive within 2 miles of the trailhead. Trail was in much better condition than road, it had been recently cleared and its a short hike up to the lake. Ridge scramble took another hour from Red Mountain Lake, summit is comprised of large blocky granite with the remnants of a plane strewn amongst them.
Climbed up the west ridge from Red Mountain Lake to the summit with Caleb Morris. Completed the "Red Mountain Challenge" weekend by summiting the Red Mountains in both the Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountain Ranges in a single weekend.