Ascent to Beacon Pole Hill-Halfway up slope north of Tower Hill Rd on 2010-10-03

Climber: Bill Symonds

Others in Party:Jeffrey Tickner -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Beacon Pole Hill - Halfway up slope north of Tower Hill Rd
    Location:USA-Rhode Island
    Elevation:518 ft / 157 m
    Remaining Elevation:32 ft / 10 m (71% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Coudn't crack the code on this one. Tried to bag it from Tower Hill Rd, but it's a lost cause unless you want to trek through somebody's yard <100ft from a residence. In hindsight, the best options are probably to approach from the E or NE. To the E there's a tower access road that turns north from Tower Hill Rd. This will get you to within 500ft or so, at which point you may still have to trek on private property. Mr. Bernier was the last to bag this peak, which he did in Sep 09, and he took the route from the tower. However, he did have some issues with the land owners. As he suggested, it may be more discrete to approach from the NE, which appears more wooded.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:13 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Bushwhacking B-line
    Trailhead:Tower Hill Rd  505 ft / 153 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
cool, humid morning
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Minutes

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