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Ascent of New Benchmark on 2017-07-15

Climber: Lupe Lunde

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:New Benchmark
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:11850 ft / 3611 m

Ascent Trip Report

For photos and commentary, go to adventuresoflupe.com.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1470 ft / 446 m
    Elevation Loss:1410 ft / 428 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Sunny with developing cumulus clouds, approaching T-storms, calm at first then W breeze, temps in mi
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1310 ft / 398 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:E from Porcupine Pass, W Slope
    Trailhead:Low point reached S of Porcupine Pass coming from   10640 ft / 3243 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1310 ft / 398 m
    Extra Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Route:W Slope then W
    Trailhead:Porcupine Pass  10700 ft / 3261 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Squaretop Failure (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Porcupine Pass Peak2017-07-15 a
2New Benchmark2017-07-15 b
3Porcupine Pass Peak2017-07-16 a
4(Attempt) Dome Peak2017-07-16 b



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