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Ascent of South Baldface on 2012-04-15

Climber: Scott Davidson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, April 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Baldface
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3560 ft / 1085 m

Ascent Trip Report

Decided to go up South Baldface and loop over to North Baldface...glad I did. Just after the shelter the trail climbs a series of ledges that would be impossible going down or up when wet or icy. This day was bone dry and going up was still an adventure. I didn't want to try going back down even in these "ideal" conditions, but since I did the loop there was no need to use the Slippery Brook alternative back down. This was by far some of the best scenery overall, rivaled by only some of the much higher ridge/above tree-line hikes.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3138 ft / 956 m
    Elevation Loss:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3038 ft / 926 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Baldface Circle Trail
    Trailhead:Rt. 113 Parking Lot  522 ft / 159 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:450 ft / 137 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Baldface Circle Trail
    Trailhead:Col Between North and South Baldface  3210 ft / 978 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Baldface Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1South Baldface2012-04-15
2North Baldface2012-04-15



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