Ascent of Scrub Benchmark on 2010-12-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, December 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Scrub Benchmark
    Elevation:6786 ft / 2068 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a nice moderate hike with great views.

There is a gate on the road that comes in from old highway 91 from the north at about 5100', but the owner allows access to climbers, and hence we presumed hikers as well. That said, for folks wanting more exercise, the road makes for a descent walk. Once the road gets above 5200' or so, the road because much more eroded, but there are ample ways up to all the ridges that lead towards the summit.

We took the middle ridge up, and the east ridge down - the east ridge was easier to follow, but also longer, and with more ups and downs.

For those particularly lazy (if there are on this site), One can probably drive to the summit from the south (technically from the road going to Bullfrog Pass. Since I didn't walk or drive that, I can't be sure it goes thruogh, but from what I saw at the summit it looked good.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2966 ft / 903 m
    Elevation Loss:2550 ft / 776 m
    Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2666 ft / 812 m
    Extra Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Road to middle of 3 NNE ridges
    Trailhead:Just off old highway 91  4420 ft / 1347 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2250 ft / 685 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Eastmost of 3 NNE ridges to road
    Trailhead:About 1 mile south of old hwy 91  4836 ft / 1474 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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