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Dove from west
CP looks east to Dove Benchmark (the rightmost of the two peaks). We descended the valley between the two peaks, then went on to "North Castle Butte", a slightly higher peak north (left, and out of the picture). The final route to Dove BM involves perhaps 20 feet of class 5, over fragmented tuff conglomerate/breccia.

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weeds1920 feet of 5.5 on poor rock

weeds19

Voted 10/10

If there really is a BM on top of the highest point, that's quite a climb for the BM placing folks!
Posted Apr 16, 2007 9:47 pm

MoapaPkRe: 20 feet of 5.5 on poor rock

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Most of the post-1954 benchmarks were set by helicopter crews. However, this one appears to have been climbed, from the survey report in 1956. They recommend a rope to haul up equipment.

The main benchmark was stolen, but there is at least one of the "witness" benchmarks left.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 10:08 pm

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MoapaPkSubmitted by MoapaPk
on Feb 11, 2007 1:59 am

Image ID: 268708
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Lat/Lon: 35.36960°N / 115.1617°W
Object Title: Dove from west

Image Type(s): Bouldering