I have driven past this massive spire in the Arizona desert for years. Now that I am hiking more, I thought it would be a great thing to tackle. T, of course, was game to trail blaze. I did some research via Google/Maps prior to the hike, and made sure we had our essential supplies (sun screen, warm layer, snacks, etc.). We approached from the west side through a wash, thinking it would make for the easiest route. Then, exploring our options for descent at the top, we found a small trail on the east side.
Red: The way we went up. Blue: The way down/small trail.
American Flag on the mountain