Despite the fairly short distance this peak is pretty tough due to some brush down low, lots of prickly pear and agave higher on the ridge and lots of loose rock everywhere. The roads in were pretty good though. Good views from the summit at many prominent AZ peaks.
Climbed with Scott Peavy to ring in the start of winter. Nasty brush and dense prickly pear down low, easier going higher up. Took the middle ridge up to the main ridge, which we followed north to the base of the summit. We discovered a nice, mildly exposed class 2ish weakness in the cliffs, easily reached by traversing a short ledge or two just W of the southernmost part of the cliffs. Nice views on top for my 26th AZ prom peak and 62nd overall.
Descent was mostly uneventful, with limited success trying to follow gullies down. Interesting little SE AZ desert peak, but I don't think I'll be back...
Took three tries, but got this peak finally. Rough little hike.