Dean Peak in Hualapai Mts (S of Kingman AZ)
This peak is a little tougher to reach than the other 8k' Hualapai Peaks, at least if you start from the ranger station*.  There is a road at the start, which could be driven by a decent 4x4, but the road is gated partway up. Once you leave the road and head along the ridge, you have to pick the route carefully to avoid serious rock, and the alternative -- thorn bushes. There is a 4th-class chute on the S side, but by winding around to the E, you can ascend with just minor easy class 3. My descent route from the ridge should be avoided-- it's thick with manzanita, cliffs, and scrub oak.  
John Vitz* describes a simpler, shorter, less brushy approach from the east (see bottom of page), which assumes you have a serious 4x4.  If you want to start from a paved road, there are fewer options.
This was my first serious hike in almost 2 months, after recovering from a bad injury.

Harlan W S
Sept. 13, 2012

View of Dean from N, on the
Hualapai Mt Road.
My routes.  The descent route initially
followed a faint cairned trail. Descent: if you
continued W, instead of dropping down
straight S in the gully, you could probably
cut back over to the ridge.
View back at Aspen Peak,; the notch in
the peak is the site of the "Dean Peak View"
sign (which causes many who take the
trail to Aspen Peak, to think they are on
Dean Peak!).
The padlocked gate on the road to 1st
The road is to service some transmitters.
I saw 2 does that day.
Dean Peak is at L. The ridge in between
is surprisingly rough; there are many slick
granite boulders, with large drops,
pinnacles to avoid, and lots of rose bushes
waiting to cut you.
Welcome to Slight Hell.
Summit block of Dean.  At first I thought I
might just scramble up the S face, but as I drew
closer, I realized it was technical.  At this point
the remaining ridge walk, to the pass, is
pleasant, especially if you keep to the R side.
Kingman below.
Elephant rock.
View up at Summit block. The plan is
to go on the right side and look for a gentler
route.  I was wearing trail runners that
proved slippery on the polished granite.
On top, ravens were trying to scare off a hawk.
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Panorama of other "tall" Hualapai Peaks
to west. There is a big cliff about 30'
west of here; oddly, I didn't get any
pictures looking down the cliff.
Detail of previous pic, with peak names.
View N.
Same, slightly different perspective.
Just 1.5 pages of signatures in log.
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View E.  Don't know what this junk is.
I've never felt more beautiful. I'm not
used to my camera, and just broke my glasses,
so I forwent my normal pose.
Here are the contents of one of the
 experiment boxes on top of the lesser
Almost down, view back S. The other
route starts R of the tree.
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The 4th class route goes up this
chimney on SE side.
Unusual burn marks.
There was some water at bottom
of my Hellish descent route.
Part of the damage done by brush on
descent.  I still had more to come as
I climbed out of a wash.

*"Dean Peak in the Hualapai Mtns (8013). This nice looking
peak turns out to be much easier than it looks from a
distance. From the windmill in McCarry Canyon a jeep
road leads SW and then west to near Yellow Pine Spring.
Hike SW through open forest to the ridge, go along the
ridge to the east face and follow a brushed out route
up through the rocks. A new repeater has been placed
on the summit and the workers have left all kinds of
junk up there. I could not find a register. It might
be feasible to do this one from the microwave station
to the west, but the hike up the jeep trail is nice.
(6, 3300)"  John Vitz, 2004 report