Hiking through Padre Heights is otherworldly. The route gains around 2,000 ft. It is like a 4.16 class of hiking. Starting with a mile long sand wash march to the base of the monolith. Outta the Mohave staying on a razor ridge of perfect, sometimes friction intensive, sandstone steps for much of the elevation gain. Zigging, zagging, scambelling and smearing until you reach the peak. Gaining a new unique perspective, and climate zone, the Great Basin desert. From the peak it is a martian maze of perspective changing vistas and adventure.