Ascent of Mount Whiteface on 2012-06-24

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whiteface
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the north, I climbed Passaconaway using the Oliverian Brook Trail, the Passaconaway Cutoff, the Square Ledge Trail and the Walden Trail. I descended along the Dicey's Mill Trail and took the Rollins Trail south over the Whiteface summit, turning around once I reached the Whiteface Ledges. I backtracked along the Rollins Trail, and took the 0.2 mile East Loop (avoiding the Passaconaway summit) to the Square Ledge Trail. I then followed the Walden Trail southeast over Nanomocomuck (an unofficially-named peak), turning around once I reached the 3140' Wonalancet Hedgehog peak. On my way back, I did a side trip south along the Wonalancet Range Trail, turning around once I reached Mt. Hibbard (which doesn't seem like a real summit, but has a decent view west). Once back at the Walden Trail, I retraced my steps back over Nanomocomuck (very steep there), and took the Square Ledge Trail over Square Ledge, and turned onto the Square Ledge Branch Trail while descending Square Ledge. After that, I turned left onto the Oliverian Brook Trail, which took me due north and back to the trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway. The total distance was about 20 miles.

There is a small cairn at the viewless true summit of Whiteface, but of course there are superb views from the ledges a little farther south.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Trailhead:3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics

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