Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2010-08-14

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Others in Party:Justin Wixson (nephew)
Date:Saturday, August 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

As part of an eastern ascent of Slide, my nephew and I climbed both Wittenberg (AMAZING views!) and Cornell on our way towards the vaunted climb up Slide. Admittedly, views of Slide's eastern face from the descent of Cornell and the col WERE a bit frightening. We didn't think after a demanding ascent of Wittenberg that we'd be able to muster the climb of Slide. Actually, we ended up feeling like Slide's eastern face was easier than its press. It DID have some steep pitched but the scrambles and sections of non-technical rock climbing were actually quite fun and the geology of those sections most interesting. The sections of the climb near the ladders provide AWESOME views of the trails you've just walked and the two previous peaks you've traversed. The trail was clearly marked and the final push to Slide quite invigorating.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Breezy, Clear

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