Ascent of Knob Benchmark on 2017-01-28

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Knob Benchmark
    Elevation:3431 ft / 1045 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the end of pavement on Di Giorgio Road, Kelley and I drove in about 9 miles to Sheep Canyon Campground. The road requires a high clearance vehicle starting at the first steam crossing and a high clearance 4x past the third stream crossing due to rocks and sand. We did a loop trip over Palm Benchmark, Elder Benchmark and then Knob Benchmark. The terrain up to and down from Palms and Elder Benchmarks is very rugged due to extensive boulder fields and large boulders, and the route back to the truck down Sheep Canyon requires careful route finding to get around the waterfalls, cliffs, brush, and debris. Trip stats and GPS track include ascents of all three peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3650 ft / 1111 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3650 ft / 1112 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2++
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1765 ft / 537 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    Start Trailhead:Sheep Canyon Campground  1666 ft / 507 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3650 ft / 1112 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1765 ft / 538 m; Extra: 1885 ft / 574m
    Gain on way out:1885 ft / 574 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    End Trailhead:Sheep Canyon Campground.  1666 ft / 507 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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