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Ascent of North Dome on 2012-01-29

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Sunday, January 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Dome
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3610 ft / 1100 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Devil's path until just before it turned east. Then ascended North Dome. Mostly followed rabbit tracks to avoid the ledges. This worked out extremely well. Once above 3500 ft the climb became a walk in the woods. We made a straight line for Mt Sherrill afterwards. The bushwack through the Balsam was not as bad as reported on other sites. The col has a nice view of Panther and lines up with it very nicely. We felt we spotted a few very very old trail markers? and then climbed Sherrill from the col. The climb to Sherrill was relatively easy and we just tried to gain as much elevation as quickly as possible and that made it easy. We stopped and looked at the view point on Sherril (SE of the peak) and the made it over to the cannister. We then descended down Sherrill .. This time trying to keep as much elevation as possible following the little ridge that falls to the WSW of Sherril. We finally gave up all the elevation as we spotted an old woods road on the east sid e of the stream that leads to Shaft Road. We had one stream crossing before we reached our second car at the Shaft Road parking lot on 42,
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1760 ft / 536 m
    Total Elevation Loss:610 ft / 185 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1760 ft / 536 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Devil's Path fo r 1.5 miles then bushwack west
    Start Trailhead:Spruceton Road Parking  1850 ft / 563 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:610 ft / 185 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:hiking due west to Sherrill
    End Trailhead:col between Sherrill and Dome  3000 ft / 914 m
Ascent Part of Trip: North Dome Sherrill bushwack

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Mount Sherrill2012-01-29 b540 ft / 165 m
1North Dome2012-01-29 a1760 ft / 536 m
Total Trip Gain: 2300 ft / 701 m    Total Trip Loss: 2550 ft / 777 m



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