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Ascent of Diablo Benchmark on 2017-03-25

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Kelley Laxamana
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Diablo Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2440 ft / 743 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the paved Split Mountain road, Kelley and I drove approximately 13.3 miles to Sandstone Canyon, parking 0.2 miles short of where we parked the last time we climbed the peak because of a rock slide. I recommend a high clearance 4x for the drive in because of sand, occasional rocks and some rugged sections of the road. As with our last ascent, we walked up Sandstone Canyon to about 1840' in elevation, then climbed up the peak's north ridge to the summit. Also, the summit register is located about 100' south of the high point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1935 ft / 588 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1935 ft / 589 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1440 ft / 438 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 940 ft / 286 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Loss on way in:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:G. Gerlach's 02-04-2015 track
    Start Trailhead:Sandstone Canyon  1500 ft / 457 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1435 ft / 437 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 940 ft / 286 m; Extra: 495 ft / 150m
    Gain on way out:495 ft / 150 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:G. Gerlach's 02-04-2015 track
    End Trailhead:Sandstone Canyon  1500 ft / 457 m



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