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Ascent of Siva Benchmark on 2017-05-12

Climber: Larry Edmonds

Others in Party:Mark Adrian
John Strauch -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Sharon Gott
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Siva Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5860 ft / 1786 m

Ascent Trip Report

This climb involved some serious bushwhacking. Nine of us hiked up Qauish Rd from the locked gate just west of San Ignacio. We continued past the old Blackwater shooting range and then headed up the South side of the peak. The brush was so bad that Six of the nine turned around. With the exception of Mark Adrian all gave up on the climb. John Strauch, Sharon Gott and I continued up thru brush over our head at a slow pace but did make the peak. But before we reached the peak we could see Mark standing atop the peak watching us crash thru the brush. He had gone a little ways east of the point we started up and found a route up that was mostly through knee high brush. We all took Marks route down. I would share the tracks, but I never use my GPS to create tracks. If you Contact Mark Adrian, a peakbagger member I'm sure he would share his tracks with you. I believe John Strauch also tracked our route up and down. The BM is atop the Summit Boulder. We left a register at the base of the summit block.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:800 ft / 243 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Start Trailhead:5060 ft / 1542 m
Descent Statistics



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