What a beautiful climb this is! Starting in the small community of Carson, near Halfway, the Grade starts and 3300 feet and climbs up to 4600 feet where it meets up with FS77 road. A short trip over to McBride campground and the climbing kicks up again all the way up to the Summit Point Lookout at 7000 ft.
The climb starts after crossing Clear Creek on Fish Lake Road. There is one major road intersection but it is pretty clear to follow the main road and signs up to Fish Lake. There is a slight downhill near the top, but this isn't the end of the true climb. After the road wraps around the mountain with views of Hell's Canyon and the Wallowa's, then turns back East, you will have a bit more climbing before it tops out shortly before Fish Lake.