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Ascent of Armstrong Mountain on 2010-05-22

Climber: Dan Snyder

Others in Party:Wilmore
Reuman
Paine
Date:Saturday, May 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Armstrong Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4429 ft / 1349 m

Ascent Trip Report

Came from Upper Wolfjaw along Lower Range Trail. Descending Upper Wolfjaw is just lots of jumping down rocks, just be careful of your knees. The approach is a nice gentle trail that misleads you into thinking this route will be a cakewalk. Then you come upon a ladder going up a vertical rock face at the bottom of a large slide. The ladder gets you started but there is plenty of slide to scramble, lots of fun. Quite rewarding peak for your hard work with a large rock ledge protruding from the spruces looking SW at the rest of the Great Range that lies ahead of you.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bivouac
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Extra Loss:394 ft / 120 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Lower Range Trail
    Trailhead:Upper Wolfjaw  4203 ft / 1281 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Garden to Lower Range (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Lower Wolfjaw Mountain2010-05-22
2Upper Wolfjaw Mountain2010-05-22
3Armstrong Mountain2010-05-22
4Gothics2010-05-22



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