Ascent of Pocasset Hill on 2021-05-29

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Artski
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 29, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pocasset Hill
    Location:USA-Rhode Island
    Elevation:326 ft / 99 m

Ascent Trip Report

After checking the LiDAR for Newport County, I homed in on the rock outcrop off of Pocasset Ave as the highest natural point. Driving in on MA/RI 24, we had to decipher the new exit numbers on the signs based on the old exit numbers on our GPS. The solution is to look for the correct road name. Congrats to these states for committing to a much better exit numbering system based on the mile marker the exit is at. We took Main Rd/RI 138 north and turned right on Pocasset Ave and parked at the turnaround at the end.

Several use trails entered the woods, and 70' in there sits an obvious high boulder. We did have to contend with poison ivy and some thorns; don't step on a thorn bush when your climbing partner is holding it. There was no evidence from the high boulder of any former towers. We then made a hasty retreated and visited the remarkable Herreschoff Museum.

LiDAR Summary:

Newport County: Pocasset Hill 326’
Area 1a: 325.717’ -winner
N41.65353 W71.19042
Area 1b: 333.144’ -artificial square mound by water tower
N41.65281 W71.19149
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8 ft / 2 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0 mi / 0.1 km
    Trailhead:Pocasset Ave  318 ft / 96 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Minutes

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