Ascent of Black Dome on 1997-10-26

Climber: Richard Spalinger

Others in Party:None
Date:Sunday, October 26, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Dome
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3980 ft / 1213 m

Ascent Trip Report

This portion of the trip is rated at 2 plus because of the climb down off the summit of Black Dome which was tricky to get around a rock wall. It was also slippery due to ice in several places.

The approx 1.5 mile hike on the Black Dome Range trail over the Back Dome summit from Thomas Cole involved about 500 ft. of climbing, but from then on it was all downhill to the intersection with the Black Dome Mt. trail. The hike down to Big hollow was difficult because the fallen leaves were slippery.

The summit of Black Dome is appropriate from the fir/balsam on top. Good views too. I met one hiker coming up the Range Trail opposite in direction to my hike. He was the only other pewrson on the Mt. I saw.

I finished up by completeing the loop to Barnum Rd. by taking Big Hollow Rd. the approx 5.9 miles back to my car through Maplecrest. Total mileage was about 12.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:490 ft / 150 m
    Elevation Loss:2230 ft / 680 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2 +
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Fall, good
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:490 ft / 150 m
    Extra Loss:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Black Dome Range trail
    Trailhead:Thomas Cole summit  3940 ft / 1200 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1780 ft / 543 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:BD Range trail and Black Dome Mt. trail
    Trailhead:Big Hollow Rd. trailhead  2200 ft / 670 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: T.Cole/Black Dome

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Thomas Cole Mountain1997-10-26
2Black Dome1997-10-26

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