Ascent of Rocky Benchmark on 2022-02-21
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, February 21, 2022|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4144 ft / 1263 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the Point of Rocks parking area I followed the path to its end, and then continued East towards the canyon across the valley. The canyon has a spectacular dryfall, perhaps 60 ft, which I didn't attempt. Instead I bypassed it to the north. A little further, at about 3300 ft, I reached a basin, and from there I gained the ridge via a wash. The ridge was rough with sharp rock, and steep at places, as the ridges often are in this area. I followed it East for a mile or so before the final ascent, first of Rocky Benchmark, then of Peak 4140. Great views. I was very surprised to find a register at the top, and one the top of Rocky Benchmark too, right next door.
On the way down I followed the steep wash off the peak, and it soon turned into a steep scree pile, and then back into a wash again. From then it was easy going back to the trailhead.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1834 ft / 559 m|
| Trailhead:||Point of Rocks parking area 2310 ft / 704 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2-3|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Lars Jensen
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