Ascent of Mount Frissell-South Slope on 2014-10-04

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Date:Saturday, October 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Frissell-South Slope
    Elevation:2372 ft / 722 m

Ascent Trip Report

Found the highest point in CT in pouring rain and gale force winds. Pretty sure I was the only one on the mountain today, although I did see a surprising number of cars parked at the Bear Mountain trailhead right down the road. Anyone hiking this: if you do it on a rainy day, the first summit you come to is NOT Frissell! It's Round Mtn, and it appears to be a solid 600-700 feet lower than Frissell. I couldn't see Frissell from the top of Round because I was in a cloud and almost turned around there. Only reason I didn't is cause it only took me like 10 minutes to get there and I figured that was a bit short even though I was going pretty quick. Keep following the red paint trail past the summit cairn on Round down into the small saddle between Round and Frissell... then you should end up at the base of the last fairly steep climb up to the summit. If you go the way I went, you'll hit the true summit before the highest point in CT, which around the other side of the mountain marked by a small (about 6 in.) green stake, a benchmark saying that this is the border, and a big cairn. There's also an old ammo can with a summit log in it a few feet away.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes

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