Ascent of Battle Hill on 2011-09-02

Climber: Anthony Olivari

Date:Friday, September 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Battle Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:220 ft / 67 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at 5th Avenue and 25th Street and walked into the main entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery. After passing through the beautiful gothic entrance, I followed Battle Avenue uphill to the Civil War Memorial and the “Altar of Liberty” on the false summit before reaching Battle Hill. There were historical markers for the part of the Battle of Brooklyn which took place here on August 27, 1776. The true summit of Battle Hill is marked by the Kiamie mausoleum, where Philip and Latifee lie in eternal repose… or at least until the next ice age. The views of the Manhattan skyline were a bit of a letdown with the foliage, though the Statue of Liberty could be made out through a break in the trees. The view is probably outstanding in the winter. On the way out I stopped at the monument to the Brooklyn Theater fire of December 5, 1876 in which 278 people were burned to death. The monument marks the common grave of some 103 of these victims. This is a beautiful cemetery and one could wander here for hours enjoying the peace and tranquility this place affords in the midst of Brooklyn.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:160 ft / 49 m
    Elevation Loss:160 ft / 49 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:160 ft / 49 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Battle Avenue/Battle Path
    Trailhead:60 ft / 18 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:160 ft / 49 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Battle Path/Battle Avenue
    Trailhead:60 ft / 18 m

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