Ascent of Grand Monadnock on 2010-12-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, December 23, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||1800 ft / 548 m|
Ascent Trip Report4-5" of snow last night over a VERY icy trail.
Left a bit late this morning, heading up Halfway House Trail to connect with (and summit by) White Arrow Trail.
About a 3rd of the way up White Arrow however, one of my crampons broke...a Yaktrax XTR, at the chain.
Conditions being what they were, I decided to turn back after a 5 minute deliberation...just too icy. Plus, the ice was covered with snow, so you could never tell what you were standing on.
Disappointing. It was a gorgeous day to hike. Perfect conditions.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||442 ft / 135 m|
| Route:||Halfway House to White Arrow|
| Trailhead:||1358 ft / 413 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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