Ascent of Caudal on 2017-06-07

Climber: Nicholas Daniel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3320 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed to NY to do the Blackhead range solo. Didn't have a partner today so no two-car one-way traverse so I planned on the traverse from Big Hollow TH and then turning around and coming back. I didn't know if I would have time for Caudal, but the range ended up easier than I expected probably because I just spent a week hiking at altitude in new mexico. I parked at Big Hollow road, started on the Black Dome trail, took the yellow trail past the Batavia Kill and ascended Blackhead via the Escarpment trail. I then did the whole traverse to Caudal, turned around, and came back, descending the Blackdamp trail the whole time. The escarpment trail is definitely steeper, so if doing a semi-loop, I would suggest ascending escarpment and descending blackdome trail. Nice wildlife, had a deer run across the trail 20 ft ahead of me, saw salamanders, frogs, snakes.

9:09 - Left Big Hollow TH
9:48 - Batavia Kill
10:40 - Blackhead Summit
11:22 - Black Dome Summit
11:41 - Thomas Cole Summit
12:01 - Camels Hump Summit
12:23 - Caudal Summit - ugly tree covered summit
12:46 - Lunch break on Camels Hump - great stone slab to lay on and eat
1:19 - Finished lunch, started again
2:10 - Black Dome
3:25 - Big Hollow TH
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
Ascent Part of Trip: Black Dome

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Black Dome2017-06-07 
3Thomas Cole Mountain2017-06-07 
4Camels Hump2017-06-07 

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