This peak offers some nice views of Bear Creek Spire, Tom, and Mt Humphreys from the summit, and the solitude and beauty of Horton Creek Canyon make this peak an enjoyable climb. The eastiest route from the east is class 2, but the east face offers some technical climbs, such as the The Beagle (IV, 5.9), and from the north one can attempt the Northwest Ridge (V, Class 5).
First ascent information used from R.J. Secor's "The High Sierra" guidebook.
Note: I'm trying a new table format here but I don't have my guidebook with me at the moment, so the route TH listing may not be accurate.
If you're hiking in from this trailhead, then the crux of the climb is probably in gettingto the trailhead!
Take HWY 168 west from the center of Bishop. Head about 7.5 miles and turn right onto Buttermilk Road. At this point, the paved road becomes a passable dirt road. As one gets closer to the mountains the road gets more rough. A 4WD vehicle is needed to make it all the way to the trailhead, and having high clearance would be a benefit. Continue on Buttermilk Road past several forks and turn-outs. When in doubt, take a more traveled right fork. At some point, you will reach the marked intersection of Buttermilk Road and the Horton Lakes trailhead road. Turn right here and follow it for another mile until it reaches a small dead tree forest. If it was challenging for your vehicle to get to this point, you may want to leave it here on the shaded pullout where you can still turn your car around. From there hike the final half a mile to the Horton Lakes trailhead. If you have a 4WD vehicle, continue driving along the worsening road a little further as it turns back across the slopes heading north until you reach the locked gate. Park here to approach any of the eastern, southern, or northern routes to the peak.
Piute Pass TH
This trailhead is used to climb Four Gables via the south slopes and is easy to get to.
Take HWY 168 west from the center of Bishop all the way to North Lake. The trailhead is located at the North Lake campground (9,320 ft). The South Slopes route can be reached from this trail via Desolation Lake.
Of course, there is also camping in the wilderness area to the West.