Ascent of Roundtop Benchmark on 2011-06-10

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Friday, June 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Roundtop Benchmark
    Elevation:4448 ft / 1355 m

Ascent Trip Report

Roundtop Benchmark is a drive up to an old fire lookout site. The benchmark has been stolen. I approached from Grants Pass going south on Hwy 238. At Hwy 238 and New Hope Rd zero your odometer and turn right on New Hope Rd. At 3.2 turn right onto Fish Hatchery Rd, at 5.2 miles cross the Applegate River and turn left onto South Side Road. At 5.9 turn hard right 150 degrees onto a gravel road that looks like someones driveway with the address 3585 posted on a stump. At 7.0 miles take the right fork with address 3600 posted on some trees along here. At 8.0 go straight onto an overgrown lesser road, at 8.3 take the left fork, at 8.7 take the right fork, at 8.8 take the right fork, at 8.9 cross the creek, at 9.1 the road becomes rockier steeper and 4WD with high clearance is probably required. At 10.4 pass through an open gate, at 11.4 reach the ridgeline, at 12.5 reach the old lookout site. There should be good views, but it was cloudy this morning with limited visibility.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Drive up

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