The road is driveable by any SUV type car, small sedans might have a bit of rough time through water bars.
This is an area that does not see a lot of people, although the 360 degrees views are something hard to forget!
Warning: there is no established trail to the peak, the first 2-3km from the lake is pure bushwacking that took us 2h, so no walk in the park
After you hit a nice big rock band, hugging the wall(no need to go up, but north, along the wall) will take you nicely in some more open terrain that leads very nicely to an amazing ridge.
Snow started around 1500m or so, patchy then continuous in the valleys.
The line to peak is very obvious with nice rock that holds reasonably well, no exposure on the route we took. The views from the top are absolutely amazing: ice fields in the distance..tons of peaks around you..etc.
Coming down, we decided that enough is enough of bushwhacking nightmare so we choose a straight west line, hoping to meet the Ring lake trail and go around the mountain, of the fairly flat trail. A bit longer approach but much better: it added 2.5km to our trip on almost flat terrain. The down hill slide was fun until we hit the forest where we took a very steep line that worked reasonably well, using the vegetation as belays:600m of tough work brought us down to some meadows that were 20 min away from the lodge in the valley. Easy going from there on