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Bench Marks

Bench Marks

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Bench Marks

Image Type(s): Informational


Page By: JasonH

Created/Edited: Mar 28, 2006 / Mar 29, 2006

Object ID: 184294

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Page Score: 85.87% - 21 Votes 

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This album is for bench marks. Every time I reach the summit of a climb the first thing I look for is the bench mark because I belive that to be the truest way to prove you were there. Please feel free to post any photographs you might have of bench marks.



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DeanMe too !!


Voted 10/10

I love benchmarks and registers. I first look for the benchmark and then for a register. Most peaks have one or the other or both.
Neat album idea.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 12:20 am

JasonHRe: Me too !!


Hasn't voted

Thank you Dean for your vote and very nice comment. I think bench marks and registers add to the fun of climbing.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 12:45 am

Rob ANice Idea...

Rob A

Voted 10/10

...I attatched your album to my summit structres album since in a way they are related.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 1:31 am

JasonHRe: Nice Idea...


Hasn't voted

Thank you Rob for your vote and comment. That was a great idea you had. I got some pictures to add to your summit structres album. It seems every summit I've reached so far has some type of structure on it.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 1:53 am



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Nice, but what are they? i dont know it..is it for GPS?
Posted Sep 11, 2006 7:18 pm

nartrebRe: nice


Hasn't voted

They're for mapmaking, usually by the US Geodetic Survey. (Most are quite a bit older than GPS -- the Survey started in 1869.) They mark a location used for measurement. Some are placed on summits, some are placed at spots that are visible from the air, some are placed along a clear line of sight to another known location. Some are used to measure position, some are used to measure elevation. People especially like to find and photograph the ones on summits where the USGS has engraved the name and elevation - it's a way of proving you were there.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 8:06 pm

David_HollandRe: nice


Hasn't voted

Ok, thanks for the info! I think its aspecialy for the US?
Posted Sep 12, 2006 7:27 am

AndinistalocoNIce idea....


Voted 10/10

Should be an interesting collection!
Posted Oct 26, 2006 2:29 am

JasonHRe: NIce idea....


Hasn't voted

Thank you for your vote and comment. This album does have the possibility of being really large.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 5:13 am

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