Ascent of Quirauk Mountain on 2009-10-09

Climber: Ed Wandall

Others in Party:Katie Adamow Wandall
Date:Friday, October 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quirauk Mountain
    Elevation:2140 ft / 652 m

Ascent Trip Report

Three days before our climb, I called the number from the County High Point website. It takes you to Raven Rock, which is part of Fort Ritchie. Left a message and a nice woman called me back to say there was no problem with us visiting. We drove in from Catoctin mountain and came in from the west. Caution, Grey Rock Road is impassable. We tried to come in from Edgemont then Grey Rock, but it becomes a service trail. We went back down and continued on Edgemont to the town of Penmar, then followed the Pen Mar High Rock Road to the Guard Shack. My wife works for the DoD, so our car was tagged and they let us on unescorted, though I suspect that was because of her ID. High point benchmark is directly east of the old rusty tower. Don't even think about taking photos up there and I wouldn't even use my phone. We thanked the guards (very well armed) and headed back down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Trailhead:Guard Shack  2130 ft / 649 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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