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Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2011-07-16

Climber: Paul Rogan

Others in Party:Johnny.
Date:Saturday, July 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

Well this was a surprise hike. My pal Johnny and I were going to try Allen, it got to late so we headed up to Keene and stopped in the Moutaineer for some help. We were guided to Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge, it was great weather and while there were alot of people on the trail we did have space. Started from Chaple Pond at 9:00am and hit Giant summit at 12:30pm. This is a pretty verticle climb and is rocky. If you are going to do Giant you may as well do Rocky Peak Ridge it is right next door. It will take you an extra hour to hour and a half from the split to the peak of RPR and back.
This is a real challenge but again you may as well since you are already there.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 915 m
    Elevation Loss:3000 ft / 915 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Nice day to hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 915 m
    Route:Chapel Pond to Giant then RPR
    Trailhead:Chapel Pond  1626 ft / 495 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3000 ft / 915 m
    Route:Same out as in.
    Trailhead:Giant  1626 ft / 495 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes



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