Ascent of Fracture Ridge on 2011-01-08

Climber: BMS 914

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 8, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fracture Ridge
    Elevation:1502 m / 4931 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I started this hike from a residential street, not realizing there was an actual trailhead with parking down the road. I was trying to climb nearby Black Mountain, which looked taller but closer, so I decided that the peak to the South and further away must actually be Black Mountain, and headed for it.

So I "accidentally" summited the wrong peak, but still had a good time. Came back in darkness without a headlamp, which lead to me not being able to find the faint trail where it leaves the wash. I was forced to follow the wash back to the detention basin, which was full of brush and catclaw, and not much fun in the darkness. As a result of this outing, I bought a headlamp and emergency bivy, and learned to start earlier.

GPS track is reconstructed from later hikes as I didn't have a GPS until May 2011.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:696 m / 2285 ft
    Extra Gain:55 m / 181 ft
    Distance:10.8 km / 6.7 mi
    Route:Standard from detention basin
    Trailhead:Bensley Ct  916 m / 3008 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Clear day
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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