Ascent of Ampersand Mountain on 2014-01-22

Climber: Steve Fentner

Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ampersand Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3314 ft / 1010 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very cold today. Nice walk in about 1.5 miles then hard climb to summit. Lots of slippery spots and ice slides near top. Clear view at the summit. Nice in all directions. Micro spikes through out, though snow got a bit deeper near summit. About -19 at the top so didn't spend a lot of time up there. Takes a lot of care coming down on the ice. After that, easy trip back to trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1737 ft / 530 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Trailhead:NY RT3 Trail Head  1577 ft / 480 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Frigid, Calm, Clear
Clear and Very Cold
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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