Ascent of New York Mountains High Point on 2012-03-04
|Others in Party:||Joel Brewster|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, March 4, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||New York Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||7533 ft / 2296 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe took the "wrong" route up from a different mine, which included lots of scrambling, some with moderate exposure. We eventually made it to the North summit, finding it positively covered in Ladybugs.
The hike over to the summit tower of New York Mountains HP was short and uneventful, but the tower made up for it. Plenty of narrow squeezes, sheer pillars, and an exposed/awkward final summit block made this one memorable. Most of the reports I have read on this section mention parties using a rope for the final section (allegedly Class 4), but we made it up unroped - it isn't truly difficult. Our descent route was the "standard" route we probably should have used for ascent.
I would repeat this one - lots of fun!
(I did repeat this one in 2014 and the normal route up the summit block is by no means Class 4, just mildly exposed Class 3. I have modified this trip report to reflect that.)
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2536 ft / 772 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2536 ft / 772 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.7 mi / 10.8 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||2509 ft / 764 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2237 ft / 682 m; Extra: 272 ft / 82m|
| Loss on way in:||272 ft / 82 m|
| Distance:||3.7 mi / 5.9 km|
| Route:||NE Ridge w/Traverse|
| Start Trailhead:||Keyhole Canyon Trailhead 5296 ft / 1614 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 57 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2264 ft / 690 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2237 ft / 682 m; Extra: 27 ft / 8m|
| Gain on way out:||27 ft / 8 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||Keystone Canyon (std rte)|
| End Trailhead:||Keyhole Canyon Trailhead 5296 ft / 1614 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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