Ascent of Cole Hill on 2014-04-06

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cole Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1750 ft / 533 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy x-country/bushwack eb from Cole hill Road .... .6 miles, 30 minutes RT.

From Irish Hill we found our way to the west side of the Cole Hill summit, at a dirt road entrance to an old quarry, off of Cole Hill Road (CR2). This was my TH .... it is .6 miles north to the junction CR3/CR2 or .5 miles south to the intersection CR2/Woodstock road (or approx 4.3 miles south to Hwy #85 in Snyders Corner).

I walked the dirt road 100 yards east to the old quarry, as I entered the quarry I took an immediate right and walked 50 yards south to an opening in the east-west fence line. This fence line is the north end of the large open wheat field to the south. I followed/climbed the fence line east, entered the woods, and in 100 yards I was on the wooded summit ridge (about 400 yards from Cole Hill Road).

I walked the north-south summit ridge (about 150 yards), open woods with a good cover of snow. fairly flat, nothing obvious. Finally choosing my spot towards the north end of the ridge at GPS 42.58985,-74.08790. A stone wall is 15 yards to the north, no views.

I backtracked to the TH and continued/found-our-way northeast to Helderberg Mountain for our 6th and final summit of the day.


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:xcountry/wack eb from cole hill rd
    Trailhead:Cole Hill Road at quarry entrance.  1650 ft / 502 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:6 Minutes

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