Ascent of Halcott Mountain on 1992-03-24

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Tuesday, March 24, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Halcott Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3520 ft / 1072 m

Ascent Trip Report

First bushwack in the Catskills. Started out at parking on route 42 about 5 miles North of route 28, I took a compass reading from the map. I crossed 2 streams and followed a ridge line to the top. Moderate with some steep pitches, slippery (didn't use my crampons), 3" of snow at the bottom, it got deeper towards the top to about 6". Open woods all the way up. Lot of rabbit tracks.
Arrived dead-on the summit, couldn't have been any better, super job. On the descent I followed my snow tracks. 3 hour morning.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1720 ft / 524 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:bushwack from parking on rte 42, north of shandake
    Trailhead:Parking on Rt 42 - 8 km N of Rt 28  1800 ft / 548 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast

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