Ascent of Adams Benchmark on 2015-06-13

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Adams Benchmark
    Elevation:9612 ft / 2929 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road is the crux for this hike. I found two approaches- Blue Rock Canyon and Haggerty Wash. I drove in via Blue Rock Canyon - that road is easy to find and follow (matches what's on the topo map) but is the more challenging drive (one wash crossing was impassible by my Xterra, but we found a way to cross a little north of the road). I drove out via Haggerty Wash and that wasn't too tough (other than one steep hill) but it was challenging to navigate as it diverted from the topo map numerous times to go around private land holdings.

After getting to the pass at 8155', we headed up the secondary ridge to the ridge heading south from Adams Benchmark. The terrain was great- mostly soft ground, and trees for shade, but no bushwhacking. Spectacular views from the summit
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1457 ft / 444 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1457 ft / 444 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1457 ft / 444 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:South ridge
    Start Trailhead:Pass at 8155'  8155 ft / 2485 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1457 ft / 444 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:South ridge
    End Trailhead:Pass at 8155'  8155 ft / 2485 m
    Time:45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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