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Ascent of Nelson Crag on 2011-07-25

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
Date:Monday, July 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nelson Crag
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5635 ft / 1717 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed Washington with my yongest son (15) in 3 hours and 5 minutes, rested at station at top then went down to play on Ball Crag and Nelson Crag. This side of the mountain and trails were heavily used whereas the Lion Head approach we climbed on the backside was far less used and more solitude. More steeper work and scrambling too. After playing around some I hiked back up to top of Washington again and then gathered my kids to go back to Maine to climb another Maine CHP to end the day.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:35 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Nelson Crag Trail
    Trailhead:saddle between crags  5600 ft / 1706 m
    Grade/Class:1,2,3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
windy and cloudy 47F
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Washington

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Washington2011-07-25 b4357 ft / 1328 m
2Ball Crag2011-07-25 c31 ft / 9 m
3Nelson Crag2011-07-25 d35 ft / 11 m
4Ball Crag2011-07-25 e506 ft / 154 m
5Mount Washington2011-07-25 e213 ft / 65 m
Total Trip Gain: 5142 ft / 1567 m    Total Trip Loss: 973 ft / 296 m



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