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Ascent of Grand Monadnock on 2014-05-11

Climber: Paul Blanchette

Date:Sunday, May 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grand Monadnock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3150 ft / 960 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice sunny day with wind and since it is May and buggy, that was nice. The White Dot trail is heavily traveled so took the Cascade Line trail at the fork to eventually get to Pumpelly trail and Town Line peak. It was a much more peaceful path. (note: peak is off the trail, it is not far) The path to Monadnock and the peak itself was full of people but it was a beautiful day and many families were up there coming from many different trails and that was great to see. Took a quick hike down to Dublin peak (also not on the trail) and back up to take the Summit trail to Monte Rosa. Wanted to get to Bald rock (Kiasticuticus)so had to climb back up the Summit trail to take Amphitheatre trail. Unfortunately the sign is not there on the Summit trail, instead it has a spot with a name Black "something" (I forget the second part of the name). The other end of the trail where it meets the Smith trail it has the sign for Ampitheatre. Continued to Bald Rock and it has the other name carved into it. Hedgehog trail down (very steep) and eventually to the Halfway house road and on to Parker trail to the car. Did take a little detour to Little Mountain (not on trail). Every peak has great views and was a great hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:400 ft / 122 m
    Elevation Loss:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:400 ft / 122 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Pumpelly
    Trailhead:Dip between Monadnock and Town Line  2750 ft / 838 m
    Time Up:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Dublin/Marlboro Trail
    Trailhead:Dip near Dublin Peak  3050 ft / 929 m
    Time Down:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: grand monadnock

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Town Line Peak2014-05-11 a
2Grand Monadnock2014-05-11 b
3Dublin Peak2014-05-11 c
4Monte Rosa2014-05-11 d
5Kiasticuticus Peak2014-05-11 e
6Little Mountain2014-05-11 f



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