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Ascent of Ode Benchmark on 2019-02-18

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, February 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Ode Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1510 ft / 460 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fifth and final stop of the traverse from Cherry Canyon to Hellhole Canyon Trailhead. Stats start from Kay BM. Halfway down the ridge darkness hit. Had to put on headlamps on at Ode. found the benchmark and reference mark; no register. Descended the ridge towards the ABSP visitor center. At the desert floor, turned right to cross the desert floor to the Hellhole Canyon Trailhead. Bright moon was assisting.

Total stats of the trip 10.6 miles; ~2300' gain & 6000' loss.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:66 ft / 19 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2774 ft / 844 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:54 ft / 16 m
    Loss on way in:2112 ft / 643 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:West ridge
    Start Trailhead:Kay BM  3568 ft / 1087 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:662 ft / 201 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 650 ft / 198 m; Extra: 12 ft / 3m
    Gain on way out:12 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:East Ridge
    End Trailhead:Hellhole Canyon TH  860 ft / 262 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 Goat Siren Kay Ode

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Goat Benchmark2019-02-181100 ft / 335 m
2(Attempt) San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak2019-02-18595 ft / 181 m
3(Attempt) Sirens Peak2019-02-18467 ft / 142 m
4Kay Benchmark2019-02-1894 ft / 29 m
5Ode Benchmark2019-02-1866 ft / 20 m
Total Trip Gain: 2322 ft / 707 m    Total Trip Loss: 5960 ft / 1818 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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