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Ascent of Rich Hill on 2012-10-21

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Sunday, October 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rich Hill
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:420 m / 1380 ft

Ascent Trip Report

About a mile south of I-70 on Rt 51 a small piece of the old highway heads off to the left at the base of Rich Hill. Although it's prominence is listed at only 280 on Lists of John, it looks more imposing than most similar Pa. hills. I drove around it a bit looking for access. Mostly it's surrounded by private land. I finally parked by an access gate to a gas well off of Fayette City Blvd. on the hill's south flank. The ascent seemed surprisingly steep with the roughly 350 feet of elevation gain in less than a third of a mile leaving a short bushwhack through some trees on the nearly flat top. Nice views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:108 m / 355 ft
    Distance:1.3 km / 0.8 mi
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:108 m / 355 ft
    Distance:0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Trailhead:312 m / 1025 ft
    Time Up:14 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Time Down:8 Minutes



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