Ascent of Mount Hancock-West Peak on 2012-02-02

Climber: Rodney Ziak

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, February 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hancock-West Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3331 ft / 1015 m

Ascent Trip Report

aka Mt. Hitchcock East Peak, and other various combinations of off color names due to its stout off trail reputation.

Quick bare booting of the first 2.5 miles up the packed out highway to hell, then a switch to Tubbs. Dust on crust and benign woods equals easy bushwhack to the 36"+- summit snowpack Cha-Ching. At times crossed or following some 2 week old barely discernible snowshoe tracks, pleasant low to mid 20 degrees all morning.

On this route it was all Hitch and no Bitch.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1248 ft / 380 m
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1248 ft / 380 m
    Extra Loss:147 ft / 44 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Trailhead:Hancock Notch Trailhead  2230 ft / 679 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Trailhead:Hancock Notch Trailhead  
    Time Down:1 Hours 49 Minutes

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