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Ascent of New York Benchmark on 2021-02-08

Climber: Todd Jager

Date:Monday, February 8, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:New York Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7461 ft / 2274 m

Ascent Trip Report

We camped overnight in Keystone Canyon. Unless you have 4WD with high clearance, you’ll need to start a little further out (0.5 miles) from where I did.

We reached the saddle between Keystone Peak and New York 1 with little difficulty. The hike from the mine to the saddle is fairly steep with very loose rocks, and it’s a grind. Once at the saddle, you will need to ascend while sidehilling across to the NY1 summit. I do not recommend making your way top of the ridge line until you are very near the summit, as it is difficult to transit and there is exposure on the north side. There is a deep ravine that makes it’s way from Caruthers Canyon up to NY1. Sidehill across the southern slope and make your way to the summit above that ravine.

There was snow on the ground surrounding New York 2 summit, and I have no actual rock climbing training or experience. I would love to come back here some day with someone skilled in this area and bag NY2, but that’s another endeavor.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Todd Jager
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