Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2014-09-21

Climber: Dennis Van Amburgh

Date:Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did the loop over north -> south hancock from hancock notch -> cedar river trail. The entire route up till the loop junction was mostly flat and very pleasant with a few stream crossings After taking the left from the loop junction sign it is a .7mi hike to the summit. You decend pretty deep then begin a relentless, steep climb to the summit. The climb is mostly scree which i did not have any experience climbing before, it turns out scree is very annoying. My feet were constantly sliding while ascending making the going rough :) That said, it is only about .5mi ascent and the scree is offset by manmade steps toward the upper part of the climb. If it werent for this short ascent, i would say hancock would probally be the easiest 4000 footer. There is a nice overlook on the north summit but i was socked in. The climb between north + south is very beautiful and pleasant with a very small climb up the middle peak. The climb up south seemed non-existent. There was a nice view from this peak as well. The descent down south was slow going but only about .3mi was scree.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: hancocks (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hancock2014-09-21 
2Mount Hancock-Middle Peak2014-09-21 
3South Hancock2014-09-21 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Van Amburgh
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