Ascent of Round Mountain on 2012-03-11

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Round Mountain
    Elevation:2293 ft / 698 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the Red Blazed Trail from East St. It was early March and most of the trail was covered in either snow or ice. I consider myself a novice climber, and the two rock scrambles up the east face were some of the most technical climbing I've ever done. You really need to pay attention to where you place your hands and feet or you could easily fall. The summit offers a breathtaking 360 degree view plus another nice view just below it to the east. I was thinking about doing Mt Frissell as well but I didn't like the condition of the trail (more ice) so I turned around. I ended up falling violently on the way down and bruising my tailbone but I eventually made it back to my car.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Red Blazed
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 

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