Ascent of Wittenberg Mountain on 2008-09-14

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Steve Ortiz
Gaelen McCartney
Date:Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wittenberg Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3780 ft / 1152 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally done with 3500 requirements. Was raining driving up to trailhead. Started up in a light misty rain. By the time we reached Whittenberg it cleared up nice except for a few low clouds above the Ashoken Res. Was treated to a beautiful view. Rested and had a bite to eat. Continued on to Cornell to finish up our 3500 club.The final ascent of Cornell was very difficult at the chimney climb. The rope that I was told would be there was gone. Two of the boy's climbed up and had to grab my hand and literally pull me up. Spent a short time at the summit of Cornell and returned the way we came, after a short rest at Whittenberg. Two boy's with me were doing a 10 mile hike toward their hiking merit badge.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5260 ft / 1603 m
    Elevation Loss:5260 ft / 1603 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5260 ft / 1603 m
    Extra Loss:2780 ft / 847 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Whittenberg/ Slide Tr.
    Trailhead:Woodland Valley Trailhead  1300 ft / 396 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2480 ft / 756 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Whittenberg/ Slide Tr.
    Trailhead:Woodland Valley Trailhead  1300 ft / 396 m

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