Ascent of Cold Benchmark on 2016-05-21
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 21, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11040 ft / 3364 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMy second climb ever. Trying to exercise at >10k, and get to 11k, steep.
Took Discovery Trail from Schulman Grove parking lot to its highest point.
Then went towards Discovery Peak, through the saddle, and up again.
Passed the equipment tower with the three guy wires. Steep climb after that.
Stood on summit. Signed peak log book. Took pics and video. Relaxed.
Started descend towards NNE side, which is least steep according to map.
Well, at some point you have to turn right (away from road) or left (to road).
So left or straight W it was. Oh boy, that was steep. Lots of sliding down.
One moment of "I think I'm stuck and have to go back up a bit" in there.
But right after that it started to level out... slowly but surely. To the road!
PS: Beat Dean. :-D
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||990 ft / 301 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||990 ft / 301 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||2C at parking lot, sunny all the way, a few clouds, light wind|
| Gain on way in:||990 ft / 301 m|
| Route:||from SSW|
| Start Trailhead:||10050 ft / 3063 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||990 ft / 301 m|
| Route:||to NNE, then W|
| End Trailhead:||10050 ft / 3063 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 0 Minutes|
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