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Ascent of Roost Benchmark on 2017-12-15

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Friday, December 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Roost Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4351 ft / 1326 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a private hike with Amin Faraday, and Wasim Khan. This peaks are off the Sunrise Highway in San Diego. We parked at a gate about 4 ½ miles south on Sunrise. Parked on the right side, near a sign that said Lucky 5 Ranch. We crossed the highway, around a locked gate and started down the road. This was a loop hike of Oriflamme, Oriflamme North and Roost. Roost is on the San Diego list. The other two are Peakbagger bumps. All three of these peak are below the altitude of the car (5000’). We were following Greg Gerlock’s route. We found registers on all three peaks. Back at the car, we started up the Sunrise trail to do Peak 5444. We followed the trail to a point about 100 yards past a large post that was on our left. We could see the peak and headed for it, trying to walk around the knee high brush as much as possible. On the summit we found a register. Returned the same way. Back at the car, we drove back Sunrise to the parking spot for the Sunrise trail. Crossed the road and headed east the short distance for Gar. We did find a benchmark.
7:40 am Depart. 5012’
9:00 am Oriflamme Mtn. Summit
9:40 am Oriflamme Mtn. – North Peak Summit
10:50 am Roost Benchmark Summit
1:40 pm Car. 9 miles round trip, 1934’ gain, 6 hours.
1:45 pm Depart 5012’
2:30 pm Peak 5444’ Summit
3:15 pm Car. 1.5 miles round trip, 515’ gain, 1 hour, 30 minutes
3:25 pm Depart. 5017’
3:40 pm Gar Benchmark Summit
3:55 pm Car. 0.6 miles round trip, 60’ gain, 30 minutes
Total for the day: 11.1 miles round trip, 2509’, 8 hours

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