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Ascent of Brown Benchmark on 2014-06-04

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Brown Benchmark
    Location:United States/Canada
    Elevation:3540 ft / 1078 m

Ascent Trip Report

IMG_4144After reaching the col between Boundary Peak 414.13 and the Brown Benchmark summit ridge, one last uphill pitch was left to climb. It wasn't particularly steep and the footing was very good. The area between the Pisgah pass and this summit seems frequently used and as such there was a well defined path almost all the way, except in the very steep or bouldery sections.

It took only a few minutes to reach the top of the ridge at the benchmark location. It was nowhere to be found though so I kept going down in the slight col and closer towards a border monument that turned out to be marked with a modern disc sporting a "BM 3541" marking. From where I stood, I could see the ridge ascending eastward until the border trench sharply angled left. I left towards Brown Benchmark north.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:276 ft / 84 m
    Total Elevation Loss:20 ft / 5 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:276 ft / 84 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 269 ft / 81 m; Extra: 7 ft / 2m
    Loss on way in:7 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Border trench
    Start Trailhead:Col along ridge  3271 ft / 997 m
    Time:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:13 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:Border trench
    End Trailhead:Col along ridge  3527 ft / 1075 m
    Time:2 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Brown Benchmark North (06-2014)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Boundary Peak 414.392014-06-04 a779 ft / 237 m
2Joseph Benchmark2014-06-04 b197 ft / 60 m
3Boundary Peak 414.132014-06-04 c342 ft / 104 m
4Brown Benchmark2014-06-04 d276 ft / 84 m
5Brown Benchmark North2014-06-04 e28 ft / 9 m
6Brown Benchmark2014-06-04 f20 ft / 6 m
7Boundary Peak 414.132014-06-04 g165 ft / 50 m
8Joseph Benchmark2014-06-04 h86 ft / 26 m
9Boundary Peak 414.392014-06-04 i103 ft / 31 m
10Mount Pisgah-Middle Peak2014-06-04 j1014 ft / 309 m
Total Trip Gain: 3010 ft / 916 m    Total Trip Loss: 3010 ft / 916 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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