Ascent of Snow Benchmark on 2015-01-25

Climber: Sam Grant

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, January 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Snow Benchmark
    Elevation:5570 ft / 1697 m

Ascent Trip Report

Snow Benchmark is the highpoint of the Red Mountain Wilderness area and has 870' of prominence. I started at the Red Mountain Trailhead off of Highway 18. From there I followed the trail all the way to where it crested over a ridge and dropped down a little ways to the plateau. From this point there are amazing views down into Snow Canyon if you venture a few feet off of the trail. With Snow Benchmark's coordinates locked into to my GPS I went cross country a little less than a mile to the summit. It is obvious what the highpoint is and the XC travel is pretty easy, with some moderate cactus dodging.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1411 ft / 429 m
    Total Elevation Loss:227 ft / 69 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1184 ft / 360 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.7 km
    Route:Red Mountain trail to XC
    Start Trailhead:Red Mountain TH  4386 ft / 1336 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:227 ft / 69 m
    Gain on way out:227 ft / 69 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sam Grant
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