Ascent of Terrace Mountain-North Peak on 2012-10-20

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Terrace Mountain-North Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3638 ft / 1108 m

Ascent Trip Report

After traversing Terrace Mountain's ridge, I approached its northern peak. The grade was very easy and it wasn't long before I reached the summit. Again, I was surrounded by trees with almost no views except some neighboring mountains through the branches. Looking at the maps, I concluded the large mountain in front of me was Mt. Cabot, sporting a sizable slide talus. Seeing my final objective raised my spirit a bit although it still seemed quite far off. I now knew I was going to make it there in a still respectable time, but I wondered if the cabin would be fully occupied or not when I got there.

I took a few pictures and left along the trail towards Bunnell Notch. For the last time, I'd have to descend on my hurting knees, and it was a challenge to minimize the pain the whole way down.

The worn out North Terrace Mt. sign.

Mt. Cabot (left) and its southern Knob (right) as seen from Terrace Mt.'s ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:254 ft / 77 m
    Elevation Loss:784 ft / 238 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:188 ft / 57 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge trail
    Trailhead:North Terrace col  3450 ft / 1051 m
    Time Up:9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:784 ft / 238 m
    Extra Gain:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge trail
    Trailhead:Old Cabot trail junction  2920 ft / 890 m
    Time Down:32 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Pliny/Pilot (oct. 2012) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Starr King2012-10-20 a
2Mount Waumbek2012-10-20 b
3Mount Weeks-South Peak2012-10-20 c
4Middle Weeks2012-10-20 d
5Mount Weeks2012-10-20 e
6Terrace Mountain2012-10-20 f
7Terrace Mountain-Middle Peak2012-10-20 g
8Terrace Mountain-North Peak2012-10-20 h
9Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob2012-10-20 i
10Mount Cabot2012-10-20 j
11Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob2012-10-20 k
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel Couët
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