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Ascent of Dial Mountain on 2008-11-16

Climber: Paul Rogan

Others in Party:JK Mountain Man
Date:Sunday, November 16, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dial Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 m

Ascent Trip Report

What a pain in the rear. Up and down and up and down. It was not like the old man at the gate house made out to be. It was very cold and windy. Not many people on the trail. Very wet! My buddy John and I kept finding a false summit with Bear Den being a big part of the problem. Thank God for the bladders John got us. We had a map but didn't know how high or low we were. You will go to the top of Bear Den and back to the bottom only to climb all of Dail after a very windy blow down. Take a break from the wind down bottom and then get set for a climb. The view is nothing to write home about but if you have a chance even if your legs are burning keep going to Nippletop. We or should I say, I wanted to keep going for Nippletop but lucky for us a battered and weiry French man told us it was time to head back,for us without crampons we would have found it near impossible and wasted our time doing something stupid. God was definetly on our side.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:9183 ft / 2798 m
    Elevation Loss:9183 ft / 2798 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
Cold and flurries
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5883 ft / 1793 m
    Extra Loss:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Bear Den to Dial
    Trailhead:ADK Gate House   1420 ft / 432 m
    Time Up:0 Days 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5883 ft / 1793 m
    Extra Gain:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Back out Bear Den
    Trailhead:Gate House   1420 ft / 432 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 45 Minutes



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