This is a classic sierra scramble up a stunning peak. It’s different than many of the backcountry climbs for a few different reasons. For one, it’s not really backcountry- you are less than an hour from your car and the route starts barely off the trail. The route itself is mostly slab climbing/walking up a large face for thousands of feet, and the much of the rock is limestone and shale. This feels different than the granite ridge climbing often experienced in the high sierra.