Ascent of Groan Benchmark on 2014-11-09

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Kelley Laxamana
Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Groan Benchmark
    Elevation:2732 ft / 832 m

Ascent Trip Report

Keith, Kelley and I did a loop trip to Mount Tule, Groan Benchmark and Gasp Benchmark, all San Diego Sierra Club listed peak, and went over Rozzie Mountain along the way. The climb was 10.9 miles and about 4,900'gain and took 10 hours, 40 minutes. The route finding is a little tricky between Rozzie Mountain and Groan Benchmark because you can easily drop down the wrong ridge. We started and ended our hike near the Sacatone Overlook at 4,000' in elevation. Trip stats and GPS track include ascents of all 4 peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4900 ft / 1492 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4900 ft / 1492 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.9 mi / 17.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Loss on way in:2270 ft / 691 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    Start Trailhead:Sacatone Overlook Road  4002 ft / 1219 m
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:2630 ft / 801 m
    Gain on way out:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    End Trailhead:Sacatone Overlook Road  4002 ft / 1219 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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