Ascent of Vromans Nose on 2014-04-06

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, April 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Vromans Nose
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1240 ft / 377 m

Ascent Trip Report

An outstanding destination, a moderate clockwise loop hike on the yellow/blue/green trails ..... 1.5 miles, 40 minutes RT.

Vromans Nose is a unique geological formation, dominating the skyline from all directions in the middle part of the Schoharie Valley, just a stone-throw southwest of Middleberg. Its vertical south cliff face rises 600 feet above the low land. The Peregrine Falcon can be seen during the hike.
The open summit ridge walk at the cliffs edge is truly outstanding. Very popular with the locals, I met numerous families with young children.

After visiting Woodchuck Hill-East Peak we found out way northeast to Middleberg. Vromans Nose dominates the valley on the drive in, its south cliffs are very impressive as you drive around the base of the Mountain.
From the intersection of Hwy #30 and Mill Valley Road in West Middleberg (southwest of Middleberg) we drove west on Mill Valley Road for .5 miles to the TH parking on the left side (north of the summit). A trail map is displayed at the kiosk.

I hiked a clockwise loop on the yellow/blue/green trails. The .68 mile climb to the summit is moderate. The open summit ridge trail is just feet away from the cliff's edge, you are rewarded with an outstanding panorama. Small patches of snow still remained in a few spots.

From here we traveled northwest to Petersburg Mountain (abt 6 miles) only to find a lot of deep snow at this elevation, so we decided to skip this one and move on to Cotton Hill, located a short distance northeast of Middleberg.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:490 ft / 149 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:490 ft / 149 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:yellow/blue/green tr cw. from mill valley rd
    Start Trailhead:TH parking on Mill Valley Road  750 ft / 228 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:yellow/blue/green tr cw. from mill valley rd
    End Trailhead:TH parking on Mill Valley Road  
    Time:15 Minutes

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