Ascent of Mount Orrey on 2016-02-05

Climber: Ed Kobos

Others in Party:Paul S.
Jim H.
Date:Friday, February 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Orrey
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2667 ft / 812 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left Mt. Dunham and headed north to Orrey Mt. We had to descend very little, about 75’ before we started heading up, to Orrey. There wasn’t much to see from this wooded summit. We kept moving and found a partial view, north. We saw a few higher peaks at 30o (magnetic) and wondered what they were. At home I checked and looked on a bearing of 16o. It points toward the High Peaks, but I’m unsure exactly which Mountain(s) we saw. We then headed down toward the north. We knew where the car was and kept setting new bearings every few minutes to adjust our path. We eventually crossed out own tracks going in. The plan was to aim off and hit the road, east of the original ridge that we climbed on the way in. We came out about 25 yards on the east side of the ridge. It was much easier traversing this slope. We walked the road, back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1254 ft / 382 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
hi 30s to low 40s
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Bushwhack from Mt. Dunham
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Dunham  2617 ft / 797 m
    Time:0 Hours 38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1254 ft / 382 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Bushwhack back to the car
    End Trailhead:Parking lot on Gilmantown Rd   1413 ft / 430 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Dunham and Orrey

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Dunham2016-02-051204 ft / 367 m
2Mount Orrey2016-02-0550 ft / 15 m
Total Trip Gain: 1254 ft / 382 m    Total Trip Loss: 1347 ft / 410 m

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