Ascent of New Benchmark on 2017-07-15

Climber: Lupe !

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
    Elevation:11850 ft / 3611 m

Ascent Trip Report

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1470 ft / 447 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1410 ft / 429 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
    Gain on way in:1310 ft / 399 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1210 ft / 368 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:E from Porcupine Pass, W Slope
    Start Trailhead:Low point reached S of Porcupine Pass coming from   10640 ft / 3243 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1310 ft / 399 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1150 ft / 350 m; Extra: 160 ft / 48m
    Gain on way out:160 ft / 48 m
    Route:W Slope then W
    End Trailhead:Porcupine Pass  10700 ft / 3261 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Squaretop Failure (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Porcupine Pass Peak2017-07-15 a2929 ft / 893 m
2New Benchmark2017-07-15 b1470 ft / 448 m
3Porcupine Pass Peak2017-07-16 a190 ft / 58 m
4(Attempt) Dome Peak2017-07-16 b745 ft / 227 m
Total Trip Gain: 5334 ft / 1626 m    Total Trip Loss: 1810 ft / 552 m

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