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Ascent of Norte Benchmark on 2015-02-06

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Norte Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5470 ft / 1667 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the second stop on an 8pt hike.

(See Phil Benchmark trip report for directions/first part)

We continued from Phil BM on to Norte BM. Leaving Phil BM, headed south to a saddle. This part required some bouldering. Once at the saddle, we weaved our way around brush and boulder to the summit block. The summit block only appears that way from the saddle. We scrambled up the block only to find walk up access on the other side. We signed the register; found remnants of the benchmark but didn't find the station disk. After taking some photos, we continued to Cody BM. We returned to the saddle back towards Phil BM before descending XC to another saddle to the east. (See Cody BM trip report)

Total Stats for all 8pts: 5.3 miles and 3133' gained/loss
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:67 ft / 20 m
    Total Elevation Loss:267 ft / 81 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:67 ft / 20 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4 ft / 1 m; Extra: 63 ft / 19m
    Loss on way in:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:XC scramble
    Start Trailhead:Phil BM  5466 ft / 1666 m
    Time:12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:204 ft / 62 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:XC
    End Trailhead:east saddle  5266 ft / 1605 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Los Coyotes Spring 2015

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Phil Benchmark2015-02-06884 ft / 269 m
2Norte Benchmark2015-02-0667 ft / 20 m
3Cody Benchmark2015-02-06701 ft / 214 m
4Pike Benchmark Summit2015-02-06808 ft / 246 m
5Pike Benchmark2015-02-06169 ft / 52 m
6Army Benchmark2015-02-060 ft / 0 m
7Dry Benchmark2015-02-06320 ft / 98 m
8Hot Springs Mountain2015-02-0658 ft / 18 m
Total Trip Gain: 3007 ft / 917 m    Total Trip Loss: 3047 ft / 930 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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