Grueling hike! The trail was really only good until the reach the main ridge, after that it was mostly gone or very overgrown with prickly stuff. If I had to do it again (and I'm definitely not) I would stay on top of the ridge. Expect to draw blood on this hike!
A challenging climb with Eric Kassan and Fan. The trail is very helpful when you can follow it. Trip report here: http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=759002
Surprisingly decent route the whole way up - finding the track gets a little tricky when traversing to the south slopes before the final push, and again near the summit. Beautiful area and not well-traveled.
Finally got this peak, with Scott Peavy, Scott Kelley and Ben Stanley. Very demanding hike, lots of rock, but the trail does go all the way up. However, it's easy to lose in places especially near the end.
Rough bushwack up the west side on a sultry overcast
day in August. Did I mention the bad access ?
This was a steep route, and a poor day to
be hiking from 3700 to 6500 feet in AZ. A better route is
rumored to be on the SE side of the peak.