Ascent of Wittenberg Mountain on 2009-05-06

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wittenberg Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3780 ft / 1152 m

Ascent Trip Report

Stayed at the Table Mountain Lean-to on the first night after hiking from the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide trailhead via Phonecia East Branch and Table-Peekamoose trails. The original plan was to traverse across Lone, Rocky, Balsam Cap, & Friday after Peekamoose and Table. After topping out on Table Mtn on day 2, it was evident that traversing these 4 mountains would be more of a bushwhack that I intended. I headed over to Peekamoose, back over Table, and all the way back down to the Phonecia East Branch trail. I then headed up Slide, Cornell, and Wittenberg. Not many views on most of these summits. No registers either. I spent night 2 at the Terrace Mtn lean-to. Day 3 consisted of hiking down to Woodland Valley and then back up to Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain. From Panther, I headed back over Giant Ledge and along the road for a short bit to my car. Overall, a great introduction to the Catskill Mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:280 ft / 85 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:280 ft / 85 m
    Route:Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail
    Start Trailhead:3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Catskills May '09 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Table Mountain2009-05-06 a2047 ft / 624 m
2Peekamoose Mountain2009-05-06 b200 ft / 61 m
4Slide Mountain2009-05-06 c2180 ft / 664 m
5Cornell Mountain2009-05-06 d660 ft / 201 m
6Wittenberg Mountain2009-05-06 d280 ft / 85 m
7Giant Ledge2009-05-07 a2100 ft / 640 m
8Panther Mountain2009-05-07 b920 ft / 280 m
Total Trip Gain: 8387 ft / 2555 m    Total Trip Loss: 1400 ft / 426 m

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