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Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2021-04-14

Climber: Sean Merges

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

As of 4/14 there was little to no snow or ice on the Holt trail, but the exposed rock surfaces were pretty wet in some spots which may freeze overnight of temps drop below 32 so id strongly recommend microspikes as they'll make it MUCH easier even on dry rock where boots can only grip so much. Fantastic summit conditions. Moderate mud below 2500ft and primarily bare rock above 2900ft. Strongly recommend doing this in a loop with firescrew mountain and taking the manning trail back. Holt trail offers a great taste of entry-level rock climbing
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1900 ft / 579 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1900 ft / 579 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1900 ft / 579 m
    Loss on way in:1900 ft / 579 m
    Route:Holt and manning trail loop
    Start Trailhead:Cardigan lodge  
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes



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