CBI Benchmark

Elevation: 4,850 ft
Prominence: 430

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range.


CBI Benchmark is a pleasant peak located in the upper reaches of the Jump Creek drainage west of US-95 and east of the Idaho-Oregon border. This area burned hot in 2015 but appears to be recovering nicely. This peak can be climbed from most directions. Dan Robbins picked out the route shown below based on the fact that it provided the best access. This is open country and route finding is not difficult. We could have driven closer to the peak but decided to make the hike longer. All in all we hiked 4.5 miles round trip. On our walk we had a 300 foot descent into Jump Creek preceding the final climb to the summit. Nice views of big country from the top. Class 2 after leaving the two track road. USGS Jump Creek Canyon

CBI Benchmark from the south. The upper Jump Creek drainage is at the base of the peak.

CBI Benchmark from the south. The upper Jump Creek drainage is at the base of the peak.

The upper Jump Creek canyon. There was a lot of sign of wildhorses along our route.

The upper Jump Creek canyon. There was a lot of sign of wildhorses along our route.

Dan Robbinson the summit ridge. A warm day for the last day of winter.

Dan Robbins the summit ridge. A warm day for the last day of winter.

To reach the peak drive 16.1 miles south of the US-95/ID-55 junction and turn west onto the Sand Basin Road (unsigned). This road will be difficult to drive if wet. Follow the road to a junction shown on the map below. From this point a 4WD is recommended.

CBI Benchmark GPS track.

CBI Benchmark GPS track.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -116.96779   Latitude: 43.39059

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