Ascent of New York Mountains High Point on 2011-10-23
|Others in Party:||Jeff Casey----Only Party on Mountain|
|Date:||Sunday, October 23, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||New York Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||7533 ft / 2296 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe terrain made this hike considerably more challenging than the mileage and elevation gain would suggest. While the road does go most of the way (distance-wise), it is often over loose rocks, and then once you leave the road, there is about 1000' of very steep and loose ground.
Once you hit the ridge (about 2,200m) it levels out, but you still need to pick a route dodging boulders and brush until you hit the final climb. Once just below the final climb, there are probably multiple routes, but all involve some exposed class 4 climbing (at the very top if not before).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2451 ft / 747 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||North ridge|
| Trailhead:||Keystone Canyon @ 1610m 5282 ft / 1609 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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