Ascent of Hyko Benchmark on 2012-04-22

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Collin Kamholz
Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Joel Brewster
Jerry Thomas
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Hyko Benchmark
    Elevation:7950 ft / 2423 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove out a long dirt road that was well bladed and very smooth - any car could make it to the turnout. Came to a gate, went through it (we could have driven around it come to find out), then went a little further and took a smaller turnout that was rougher for maybe half a mile.

The hike goes up a steep hillside to a ridge, heads North along it to some boulders and the summit block (bigger boulders) with some easy Class 3 (I did it with my arm in a sling). Same route down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2041 ft / 622 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Jeep road  5909 ft / 1801 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear, very warm day
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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