Ascent of Rillito Benchmark on 2023-01-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, January 20, 2023|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2503 ft / 762 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI climbed Rillito Benchmark and Peak 2483 after birding with my mom at El Rio Preserve. I started from the park at 3:43pm. I jogged up the path and climbed the north slope to a saddle, then continued up the ridge to the summit of Rillito Benchmark. From there, I descended down the ridge and the north slope back to the path. I jogged in a loop counterclockwise to Silverbell Road, where went cross-country around the west side of the ridge towards Peak 2483. I ascended to the north saddle then continued to the peak. I descended down the south slopes to Twin Peaks Road and jogged back to the park, arriving just after sunset. My round-trip time was about two hours. The route wasn't very fun, but it was good to build back some confidence in my healing ankle.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
| Route:||Southeast ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||El Rio Preserve |
| Route:||North slope|
| End Trailhead:||El Rio Preserve |
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