Ascent of Mount Webster on 2020-09-05

Climber: Map Man

Date:Saturday, September 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Webster
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3910 ft / 1191 m

Ascent Trip Report

First time on the Webster Cliff Trail. It was a pretty cool and windy day, but the views were phenomenal. We found this trail to be just as advertised. Much more strenuous than the distance and elevation gain suggest. The trail is moderate up to the first major switchback, but beyond that the climb up to the first outlook, the trail is very steep and rugged in places. The viewpoints from the ridge get better and more frequent as you go further, and there are a few good ones off the east side of the ridge into the Dry River Valley. We took a lunch break at one of the lower and more open ones overlooking the notch. The trail also gets tougher closer to the summit. Approaching the summit, there is one rather difficult extended rock scramble. It was my second time on the summit, my first time being in 2015 when I climbed Mt. Jackson. We took a nice break here and tried to stay out of the wind.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2915 ft / 887 m
    Extra Gain:140 ft / 42 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:Webster Cliff Tr
    Trailhead:Rt. 302 AT Crossing  1275 ft / 388 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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