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Ascent of Superstition Benchmark on 2012-04-08

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Mark Butski
Laurent Hoffman
Jen Blackie
Jack Keifer
Matt Hengst----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Superstition Benchmark
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5057 ft / 1541 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***
led by Matthew Hengst, Jack Keifer, Jen Blackie

Third day of three day trip. Camped at Peralta Campground the night before.

Route in via Heiroglyph Trail then cross country east over generally well ducked use trail up ridglines with diversions on the rocky sections to climb class 3 terrain instead of the ducked route.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2 ft / 1 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Heiroglyph Trail to XC use trail
    Trailhead:5055 ft / 1540 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
warm and hazy
Ascent Part of Trip: Weavers Needle (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Buzzards Roost2012-04-06
2Weavers Needle2012-04-07
3Superstition Benchmark2012-04-08



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