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Ascent of Black Dome on 2011-08-27

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Others in Party:Justin Wixson
Date:Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Dome
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3980 ft / 1213 m

Ascent Trip Report

Following our ascent of Blackhead via the Batavia Kill trail, we proceeded west into the col between Blackhead and Black Dome. Views of the latter along the way REALLY make this descent (during which nearly 500 feet of elevation gain are given back) one of the highlights of the Blackhead Range. Though steep sections of the Black Dome ascent involved some mild scrambling (and were as challenging as sections of the Blackhead ascent) and some cloud cover still lingered, the overall effect of being able to see BOTH mountains during the move was exhilarating.

GPS file is available via my Blackhead Mountain trail report...
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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