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Ascent of Dix Mountain on 2015-07-15

Climber: Andrew Coates

Date:Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dix Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4823 ft / 1470 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the parking lot at 7:30am at a slow jog. The trail past the two shelters was easy to follow and only moderately technical. I turned right to follow the trail up the Beckhorn route. Although long and steep, the climb was not all that difficult. The false summit has some great scrambling, and was one of the highlights of the day. From there it was just a short jaunt to the top, where I rested for a few minutes before returning to the Beckhorn and continuing my Dix range loop (Hough, South Dix, East Dix, South Dix again, and Macomb Mountain). I made it back to the car just before 3:30, having bagged five of the 46er's in less than 8 hours. Not a bad day!

See also my report for Macomb Mountain: http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=548040
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Clouds lifted during the day.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2800 ft / 853 m
    Start Trailhead:2023 ft / 616 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Dix Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Beck-horn2015-07-15 
2Dix Mountain2015-07-152800 ft / 853 m
3Hough Peak2015-07-15 
4Pough Peak2015-07-15 
5South Dix2015-07-15 
6Grace Mountain2015-07-15 
7South Dix2015-07-15 
8Macomb Mountain2015-07-15 
Total Trip Gain: 2800 ft / 853 m



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