Ascent of Palm Benchmark on 2013-12-26

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Thursday, December 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Palm Benchmark
    Elevation:1927 ft / 587 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camping at Bow Willow, I walked north to the Southwest Grove of California Fan Palms, then up a canyon to a pass at 1380 feet, then down into the next canyon and up to the summit. I actually hiked to the higher southern summit. Viewing back at Palm Benchmark's top, it was obvious I was higher. Despite the very rocky nature, I never needed hands, and the hike would rate class 2. Coming down, I went south off the peak into Bow Willow Canyon and back to camp.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Elevation Loss:1100 ft / 335 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:East canyons
    Trailhead:827 ft / 252 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1100 ft / 335 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Bow Willow Cyn
    Trailhead:827 ft / 252 m

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