Ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge on 2012-06-10
|Others in Party:||Scott Duclos|
|Date:||Sunday, June 10, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Rocky Peak Ridge|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4390 ft / 1338 m|
Ascent Trip Report4th ADK High Peak! The Rocky Peak Ridge trail begins .1 miles off of the Giant summit with a steep drop down into the col. The climb to and from Rocky Peak was challenging! We had to quickly descend over 800 feet to the col between Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak. Upon reaching the col, we then began an ascent of over 600 feet towards the summit of Rocky Peak. I quickly learned why Rocky Peak Ridge is called “Rocky Peak”- many of the rocks were wet, muddy and moss covered, increasing the “challenge” factor and level. Several times I questioned my ability to move on. But move on I did, and eventually we made it to the summit. There was no benchmark found/present- at least not one that I could find. Perhaps because this was because the summit is large, open, expansive and provides an amazing view. I hope to return here again. Sometime after black fly season! After another battle with black flies and a quick snack we began our descent. We climbed back up all those steep rocks we had just climbed down and cursed at on our way over and we began our descent of Giant. By the time we reached Giant Washbowl the sun had reached a different level on the horizon and the reflections were not as clear. Our feet had also reached a different level of pain and soreness, so we quickly moved on to the comfort of the hot tub awaiting us at Ted’s house!
Highlights: Amazing 360 degree view at summit, large cairns.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Zander Scott Trail (48) to Roaring Brook Trail (47|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Calm, Clear, Warm.|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Giant/Rocky Peak|
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