I've been eyeballing this mountain for years now, but with no trail, I always opted out. After one aborted attempt on the west face last year, I went back to scramble my way to the top by any means necessary. This route, while steep, rocky, and loose, was by far the best way to reach the summit.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."