Ascent of Rocky Benchmark on 2022-02-21

Climber: Lars Jensen

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, February 21, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Benchmark
    Elevation:4144 ft / 1263 m

Ascent Trip Report

From 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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