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Ascent of Killington Peak on 2013-06-05

Climber: Dennis Van Amburgh

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Killington Peak
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4235 ft / 1290 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascent from Bucklin Trail was almost level for 1.4mi until the path diverted from brewers brook after the second bridge and ascended moderately, never very steep, but increasingly steep. From the top of the Bucklin trail, went up Killington Spur. This is very steep and blood pumping, but a fun exposed scramble and only .2 miles. Took a nap up there for a bit while two fowl mouthed workers were working on a tower. The foreman was yelling at one to pee from the tower instead of going down as it would take 10 minutes to climb down and back up. The worker was upset and barked back explicitives. Gorgeous views and day. Headed back down and took the AT north to Pico and back. Excellent water access. 8 hour day, great day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 762 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 762 m
    Route:Bucklin Trail
    Trailhead:Brewers Corner  1735 ft / 528 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Killington-Pico (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Killington Peak2013-06-05
2Pico Peak2013-06-05



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