Ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge on 2011-05-21

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Ken Hodges
Date:Saturday, May 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Peak Ridge
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4390 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ken and I started to hike on TR50 (Giant's Washbowl from Roaring Brook Trail) on Rt73 near Keene Valley around 10:30am. We both thought this is easy hike. It was relatively easy until we reach to Giant's summit. It was steady ascent and sometimes I have difficulty to up on ledges because I'm short person. After we reached to Giant summit, we started to hike on ridge toward to Rocky Ridge Peak. It was challenging hike and we had to slowly go down because the trail is steep down and rocks are wet due to rain. It was a bit less than 10 miles hike, but, we both felt it's more challenging hike than hike in WHITES/NH. I always feel that way... The weather was cloudy, rain, sun shine. It repeated multiple times. So we had to wear rain jacket when it started to rain heavily. Then, we took it off when rain stopped and sun was shining....
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2849 ft / 869 m
    Elevation Loss:2849 ft / 869 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2849 ft / 869 m
    Trailhead:Giant's Washbowl from Roaring Brk Tr   1541 ft / 469 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2849 ft / 869 m
    Trailhead:Giant's Washbowl from Roaring Brk Tr  1541 ft / 469 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Giant & Rocky Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain2011-05-21
2Rocky Peak Ridge2011-05-21

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