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Ascent of Womelsdorf Benchmark on 2016-05-22

Climber: PJ Anderer

Date:Sunday, May 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Womelsdorf Benchmark
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:1380 ft / 420 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in the game lands lot, and heard quite a few gunshots. Didn't think anything was in season right now? Maybe it was range cause they were fairly regular. Short trip up the gravel tower road and passed several towers with the usual warnings. Posted no trespassing was marked Comcast, so I just kept going seeing that (stick it to the man). Found the benchmark rather easily, there are two rocky outcropping that show on the aerial photography which are the highest points. These are only 100 yards or so past the towers with some buchwacking. The further one has a large chunk that looks manmade and the marker is right there on a larger rock. Probably a decent view if someone wanted to go out on the rocks below (and if someone went on a day that wasn't grey and rainy like they all seem to be this year).
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Womelsdorf Benchmark on a rock outcropping (2016-05-22). Photo by PJ Anderer.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:130 ft / 39 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Tower road
    Start Trailhead:Game lands parking lot  1250 ft / 381 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by PJ Anderer
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