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Ascent of Washtucna Benchmark on 2011-12-18

Climber: Ken Russell

Others in Party:Ryan Courtney
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Washtucna Benchmark
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1634 ft / 498 m

Ascent Trip Report

Field road to BM vicinity, leaves Palmer Road at a farmhouse. We drove slightly north to where the field road could be accessed at another point. Access is grassy and steep but a car might make it. Parked at 465m saddle and walked up. BM area had winter wheat growing so we were careful to step over the furrows. BM is apparently buried and we did not see it.

I'm not convinced this is higher than Benjamins Butte, but we were in the area anyway.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:108 ft / 33 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Trailhead:Field road saddle  1526 ft / 465 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
Icy, Frosty
Ascent Part of Trip: Prom Frost 2011

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Lyons Head2011-12-18 a
2Washtucna Benchmark2011-12-18 b
3Hunt Benchmark2011-12-18 c
4Taunton Benchmark2011-12-18 d



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