Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2014-05-10

Climber: Matthew Ledwith

Others in Party:Vhibu
and Sriram
Date:Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived at New Russia TH on Rt 9N at 715a. Set up shuttle loop with Chapel Pond TH on Rt 73. Left parking lot and began hike up Giant Mountain via Zander Scott Trail at 745. Our party reached the Giant Summit by 1115. We ate lunch and took pictures. The summit was clear but the High Peaks were minimally obscured by clouds. We arrived bacl at the Zander Scott-East Trail intersection at 1145. The descent of Giant to Rocky Peak Ridge was icy and treacherous. Since our party was progressing at variable speeds, I took off ahead with Sriram. I was trying to make dinner plans at 6pm (stupid me!). We summited Rocky Peak Ridge by 230p.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3050 ft / 929 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Heavy rain traveling to TH, drizzle setting up shuttle-loop, misting as ascent begun, progressively
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3050 ft / 929 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Chapel Pond TH to New Russia TH via East Trail
    Start Trailhead:Chapel Pond TH via Xander Scott Trail  1576 ft / 480 m
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Chapel Pond/Giant-East Trail

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain2014-05-10 a3050 ft / 930 m
2Rocky Peak Ridge2014-05-10 b 
3Bald Peak2014-05-10 c 
4Mason Mountain2014-05-10 e 
Total Trip Gain: 3050 ft / 930 m    Total Trip Loss: 1629 ft / 497 m

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