Ascent of Blue Dick Benchmark on 2011-05-30

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Dick Benchmark
    Elevation:9289 ft / 2831 m

Ascent Trip Report

Despite what it shows on the maps, the road goes all the way to the summit. The road is in great condition - one can easily drive a normal car to 7400' if not to 8600'. A high-clearance vehicle can probably make it to the summit. Or one car park near the pavement and get a workout!

Great views at the summit of this one. I thought my view was a great one until I read the register and found that sometimes one can see as far south as Charleston Peak and as far north as Mount Jefferson and Arc Dome!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2869 ft / 874 m
    Elevation Loss:2869 ft / 874 m
    Distance:16.2 mi / 26.1 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2819 ft / 859 m
    Extra Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Trailhead:Road 0.4 mi N of 266  6520 ft / 1987 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2819 ft / 859 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:Road 0.4 mi N of 266  6520 ft / 1987 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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