Running parallel to the much longer and more popular Wasootch Ridge to the north is a short scramble ridge with one amazing viewpoint. Apart from the couple of scramble steps, there’s a trail all the way.
Park at Porcupine Creek on Hwy. 40. A track leaves the north side of the highway and descends to the creek. Park here.
Walk flat trail along the north bank of Porcupine Creek to the t-junction with the trail between Wasootch parking lot and BaldyPass trail. Go right. At the next T-junction keep left, continuing along the left bank of the creek. (To your right a bridge crosses Porcupine Creek.)
On the next section to the forks, people generally stay on the left bank. On coming to the crag Hyperion, the trail is forced into a scrambly traverse. The next crag, Blind Man’s Bluff, you can walk below. Continue to just past the forks and cross on rocks to the base of the treed ridge between the forks. This left-hand fork carries less water than the right fork, something to know about if you’ve crossed to the right bank before Hyperion.
Climb the ridge between the forks on a trail. The initial climb is steep to the right of a line of crags. After an easing comes a longer second step up scree which requires vigilance on the descent because of underlying slabs. After this, the ridge gradually loses definition, the going much easier with the odd small step. Descend past a cairn. Shortly after resuming the uphill, turn sharp left and follow flagging onto the grassy ridge crest. Then follows a long pull up predominantly grassy ridge to the base of the rock ridge.
Unaccountably, some people go right here, thinking to find an easier way up onto the ridge crest. But as they find out, the farther right you go the steeper and higher the crags. It’s far, far better to scramble up the solid groove on the left edge which is safe and easy. Walk right, then climb a slab to a ledge. Walk left along the ledge to easier ground that accesses the ridge crest. It may not look it from afar, but the crest is easy going and offers a view of your objective ahead, the leftmost pinnacle of the spectacular pinnacled side ridge marching down the south slope.
Drop easily off the far end of the rock ridge to a col. The trail continues climbing through open forest to a junction on open ground just to the left of the pinnacled ridge. Keeping left leads to the high point of the ridge in the trees. I prefer to go right and follow an easy trail in shale and scree winding around rocky bumps to the top of the first pinnacle. You have to go to the very top to get the amazing view of the second pinnacle. Looking in the other direction gives you almost the same view across to Midnight Peak and connecting ridge to Tiara Peak as the high point does.