Ascent of Kettle Benchmark on 2018-10-12

Climber: David Sanger

Date:Friday, October 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Kettle Benchmark
    Elevation:7840 ft / 2389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Later in the day than I'd planned thanks to a misadventure on Keddie Peak in the morning, I started driving up Beardlsey Grade following Dan Baxter's directions, hoping to get to the summit and back before sunset. The roads were well graded until the upper section of FS27N43 which was a bit rocky with mud puddles. The last section up FS27F08 to the saddle at 7702' got quite rocky indeed especially the last hill, but the Forester powered through and I had time for a quick run to the summit. The drive down was easier and I was back on pavement by sunset.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:138 ft / 42 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:138 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle beneath the summit  7702 ft / 2347 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Sanger
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