Ascent of Blue Dick Benchmark on 2011-02-12

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, February 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Dick Benchmark
    Elevation:9289 ft / 2831 m

Ascent Trip Report

Blue Dick has a road to the top and an old cargo container near the summit. From NV Hwy 266 at virtual mile post 11.7 turn north on an unsigned gravel road. This is also about 4.5 miles from Lida Summit on Hwy 266. Zero your odometer and in 2.9 miles take the left fork, in 4.4 miles take the left fork, the road makes 2 switchbacks before heading directly toowards the summit. I reached a saddle at about 8,600 ft elevation and parked. I had driven through some snow patches to get this high and the road ahead was blocked by deeper snow drifts.

I hiked the road all the way to the summit. Beautiful views in all directions. The road does get a little rougher near the summit, but 4WD should not be required.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:847 ft / 258 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    Trailhead:8442 ft / 2573 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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