Ascent of San Benito Mountain on 1992-10-24

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 24, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:San Benito Mountain
    Elevation:5241 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Panoche Rd west of I-5, drive south, first to New Idria (22 miles), then 3.5 miles steeply up to the signed junction with Clear Creek Rd. About 4 miles from this junction and past a sign for the San Benito Natural Area, a high-clearance dirt road goes right for about 1 mile to the summit area with several communication towers. The benchmark is nearby on the highest rockpile. I made it to the top in my Mercury station wagon without difficulty.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive up from Clear Creek Rd
    Start Trailhead:Summit  5241 ft / 1597 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Spur road to Clear Creek Rd
    End Trailhead:Summit  5241 ft / 1597 m

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