Ascent of New York Mountains High Point on 2011-10-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jeff Casey
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:New York Mountains High Point
    Elevation:7533 ft / 2296 m

Ascent Trip Report

The terrain made this hike considerably more challenging than the mileage and elevation gain would suggest. While the road does go most of the way (distance-wise), it is often over loose rocks, and then once you leave the road, there is about 1000' of very steep and loose ground.

Once you hit the ridge (about 2,200m) it levels out, but you still need to pick a route dodging boulders and brush until you hit the final climb. Once just below the final climb, there are probably multiple routes, but all involve some exposed class 4 climbing (at the very top if not before).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2451 ft / 746 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:Keystone Canyon @ 1610m  5282 ft / 1609 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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