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Ascent of Blackhead on 2000-05-29

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Date:Monday, May 29, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blackhead
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived at the trailhead at 1:48 pm on beautiful clear, windless spring day (65-70 degrees). Started hiking at 1:55 hours and reached the Batavia Kill lean-to at 2:25 hrs. By 3:08 I had arrived at the summit of Blackhead and by 3:55 pm at the summit of Black Dome, the high point in the range. Saw a porcupine in the col between the two peaks. At 4:15 pm I arrived at the summit of Thomas Cole and departed that summit at 4:24 pm. Good views prevailed on some of the rock ledges that looked south from the summit ridge. At 4:47 pm I was back at the lookout on Black Dome and ate some dinner leaving the lookout at 5:09 pm. By 5:28 pm I arrived back at the col between BD and BH. I arrived back at my car at 6:15 pm. Mileage was as follows: 1.7 miles to trailhead (Big Hollow Rd) from col between BD and BH. Another .6 miles to BD summit from col; 1.4 miles to Thomas Cole from col.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1660 ft / 506 m
    Trailhead:2280 ft / 694 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Blackhead Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Blackhead2000-05-29
2Black Dome2000-05-29
3Thomas Cole Mountain2000-05-29



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