Ascent of Rillito Benchmark on 2023-01-20

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 20, 2023
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rillito Benchmark
    Elevation:2503 ft / 762 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Southeast ridge
    Start Trailhead:El Rio Preserve  
Descent Statistics
    Route:North slope
    End Trailhead:El Rio Preserve  

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