Ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge on 2019-02-09

Climber: Lori S

Others in Party:Alan Woodin
Date:Saturday, February 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Peak Ridge
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4390 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Slow going, as the Giant trail was lumpy and bumpy frozen postholes just about the entire way. Some as deep as 3 feet or so. Had to watch every step. And areas of really tricky ice. RPR was packed snow but not the lumpy bumpy conditions. Used a combo of Hillsounds/Kahtoolas, crampons and snowshoes (on RPR to give feet a rest). Saw a group of 5 swiftly and impressively moving along; they were ranger students (trail register said there were 11). Some campers by the Washbowl.
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Summit of Rocky Peak Ridge High Peak #6 2/9/19 (2019-02-09). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: giant rpr

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain2019-02-09 
2Rocky Peak Ridge2019-02-09 

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