Ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge on 2010-08-15

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Sunday, August 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Peak Ridge
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4390 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

My neice and I did a Giant / Rocky Peak Ridge traverse from Rte 73 East to Rte 9. The weather was nice at the start, but low clouds moved in and from the summit of Giant we saw nothing but white. Continuing over Rocky Peak Ridge the weather picked up with gusting winds up to maybe 30 MPH, no visibility, and droplets of water in the air. The 8 mile traverse from Giant was very challenging for me (not so much for my neice) and seemed to take forever, especially the last two miles from Blueberry Cobble down to the parking lot. This more than 5000 ft descent (?) was also felt in my knees. All in all a very good challenge.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:500 ft / 153 m
    Elevation Loss:1700 ft / 519 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:500 ft / 153 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:East Trail
    Trailhead:Col between Giant and RPR  3890 ft / 1185 m
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1700 ft / 519 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:East Trail
    Trailhead:Col between RPR and Bald  2690 ft / 819 m
Ascent Part of Trip: ADK Giant

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Bald Peak2010-08-15 c
1Giant Mountain2010-08-15 a
2Rocky Peak Ridge2010-08-15 b

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