Ascent of East Mountain on 2017-09-10

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Mountain
    Elevation:3439 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

From where I parked at the old base station, I walked Radar Rd, which started off as a dirt road, to the blocked-off area. Hopped the washed out culvert and continued up the road, which turned to pavement, and remained paved all the way to the summit. For being abandoned for so long, it was in very good condition, although the very edges of the road have been reclaimed by nature. The road got a bit steeper near the top, but it was easily walked, and I got to the top in about 45 minutes. The summit area looks like something out of a sci-fi movie- abandoned buildings, graffiti/vandalism, and just an overall eerie feel. Some of the bigger buildings can be entered, and some even have stairs/ladders to the very tops. Enter/climb at your own risk, as the condition of some of the floors/stairs/ladders is questionable. Very weird place, but I'm glad I went. This was #33 on the New England 50 Finest list for me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Radar Road
    Trailhead:Old base station off Radar Road  2339 ft / 712 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast

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