Ascent of Wittenberg Mountain on 2016-03-16

Climber: Lawrence Cathcart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wittenberg Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3780 ft / 1152 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the house at 5:35 am and arrived at the Woodland Valley trail head at 8:45 am.

The trail up Wittenberg ascends consistently and toward the top some steep stretches that involve climbing up some rocky areas. I reached the summit and after a short rest went on to Cornell, which had some icy areas, including the Cornell Crack, which was a bit challenging. I stopped only briefly on Cornell's summit because of it's limited and somewhat disappointing views and returned to Wittenberg where I had lunch.

After descending to the col, I went on to Terrace Mountain, which is the only mountain that I actually only descended to. Checked out the lean-to and the limited views on the rocky area and returned to the car.

This hike puts me at 21 of the Catskill winter peaks although this was only technically winter since it was in the mid-60's and sunny most of the day. I hiked it in a tech shirt and shorts.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2514 ft / 766 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny and 60's
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2514 ft / 766 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Burroughs Trail
    Start Trailhead:1266 ft / 385 m
Descent Statistics

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