Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2017-11-24

Climber: Lawrence Cathcart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2349 ft / 715 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got to the trailhead at 8:15 AM from Rocky Mountain and started hiking. The trail is well marked and pretty heavily used so it is very easy to follow. The first part of the hike is pretty flat until you get to the rocks when it becomes a pretty gradual climb up the spine of the mountain. I used trekking poles and microspikes which made things pretty easy despite the iciness of the rocks. I got to the summit at 8:50 AM and enjoyed the impressive views from the firetower. It took me 30 minutes to descend back to the trailhead.

I met one person on the way up and 2 on the way down but otherwise I had the mountain to myself.

3rd annual Opt Out hike!

Part of the Fulton Chain Trifecta.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:390 ft / 118 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Bald (Rondaxe) Mt trail
    Trailhead:1959 ft / 597 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes

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