Ascent of Storm King Mountain on 2016-04-03

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Sunday, April 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Storm King Mountain
    Elevation:4750 ft / 1447 m

Ascent Trip Report

This turned into a bigger undertaking than I initially expected. There was a fair bit of snow on the upper reaches of the mountain, so the last section involved lots of postholing and occasional step-kicking. I had a great time, and found some good lines through the bushwhack sections. Views of Rainier, Goat Rocks, Adams, St. Helens, and even the Olympics were spectacular.
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Summit area of Storm King Mountain from near where the route leaves the road (2016-04-03). Photo by George Burgess.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3270 ft / 996 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.1 mi / 16.3 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:Tilton River Road  1680 ft / 512 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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