Ascent of Calton Hill on 2017-06-24

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Calton Hill
    Elevation:103 m / 338 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The road behind the Old Royal High School that leads to the park at Regent Walk, is closed for repairs, and fenced off from pedestrian traffic.

Apparently the park authority believes any hill's highpoint must be at the benchmark. Even the park signs label it so. You don't need a level to see that the National Monument is higher, and the Nelson Monument higher still. The highpoint appears to be about 60ft southeast of the Nelson Monument. I was too busy being a tourist to notice until I got up to the Nelson Monument and turned around. The Ordinance Survey lists this point's elevation as 108.442m (356ft), versus 100.423m (330ft) for BM S3006.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:200 m / 659 ft
    Elevation Loss:200 m / 659 ft
    Distance:9.2 km / 5.7 mi
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:182 m / 599 ft
    Extra Loss:121 m / 400 ft
    Distance:6.4 km / 4 mi
    Route:Royal Mile; Edinburgh Castle; Ramsay Ln; Princes S
    Trailhead:Holyrood Carpark  42 m / 139 ft
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:79 m / 259 ft
    Extra Gain:18 m / 60 ft
    Distance:2.7 km / 1.7 mi
    Route:Regent Rd; Old Tolbooth Wynd; Royal Mile
    Trailhead:Holyrood Carpark  42 m / 139 ft
    Time Down:45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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