Ascent of Cody Benchmark on 2015-02-06

Climber: Jim Wick

Date:Friday, February 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cody Benchmark
    Elevation:5586 ft / 1702 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the third stop on an 8pt hike.

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

From the saddle between Norte/Phil BM and Cody BM, we worked our way up to the highest bump (sticking a little to the left/north side). Once we reached the first bump, we worked across the ridgeline all the way to Cody. There are a lot of ups and downs; left and rights. The ridgeline of bumps appeared to be the easiest route. We reached the summit of Cody BM. We signed the register; found the remnants of the benchmark but did not find the station disk nor the 2 reference marks.
AFter the required photo ops, we returned the same route to the saddle as any different and/or direct route to the next point would have many steep washes and bouldering. The next objective was a section marker on the way to Pike Summit (See Pike Summit

Total Stats for all 8pts: 5.3 miles and 3133' gained/loss
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:701 ft / 213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:715 ft / 217 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:513 ft / 156 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 320 ft / 97 m; Extra: 193 ft / 58m
    Loss on way in:193 ft / 58 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:East saddle from Phil/Norte BMs  5266 ft / 1605 m
    Time:24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:522 ft / 159 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 334 ft / 102 m; Extra: 188 ft / 57m
    Gain on way out:188 ft / 57 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    End Trailhead:North saddle of Phil/Norte BMs  5252 ft / 1600 m
    Time:27 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Los Coyotes Spring 2015

Complete Trip Sequence:
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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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