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Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2012-06-09

Climber: Scott Duclos

Others in Party:Elizabeth Sweet
Date:Saturday, June 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Cascade and Porter, we were completely hooked on the peaks and the allure of the 46 was irresistible. For our next venture, I wanted to try and get 2 peaks, and Giant + Rocky Peak Ridge seemed like as good a place as any to try. I knew a few people who had done it before (Giant anyway), so I figured we shouldn't have a problem.

We were able to get a fairly early start (7 am), and the trailhead parking lot on 73 was pretty empty. It was a nice morning, kind of muggy, and forecasted to be hot and muggy. At the time, we only had our camera daypacks, so no hydration system, so we were carrying a ton of water bottles each.

The ascent was considerably steeper and more difficult than Cascade/Porter, but we were feeling good and were able to make 2.8 miles to the summit in about 3 hours. Slow, but not too bad for us I would say. We were using trekking poles on this trip that was recommended to us, and I found them to be very helpful, especially on the descents.

The Giant summit was nice, but the black flies were unbearable. We lounged for a few minutes, taking in the view and a pb&j sandwich. After which I took some photos, then we were on our way to Rocky Peak Ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Giant & Rocky Peak (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Giant Mountain2012-06-09
2Rocky Peak Ridge2012-06-09
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Scott Duclos
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