Ascent of Mount Shaw on 2017-07-03

Climber: Daniel Griffin

Others in Party:Megan Griffin
Date:Monday, July 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Shaw
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2990 ft / 911 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two Words...RELENTLESS UP! You have two choices with this loop. Clockwise takes you up the Mt. Shaw trail. Toward the top its going to hurt. Counter clockwise, it is straight up for four miles. We took the counter clock wise loop and were glad we did. The down slope was hard on the knees, but it was shorter and downhill. All in all, the views are worth it. Save this one for a bright sunny day. You will be rewarded handsomely!

The trails on the counter clock wise loop are well blazed with red and blue blaze. However, the maps for this area are sparse at best. I highly recommend importing a gpx file. We left the parking area and too the Tate mountain trail to big ball (Tate) then traversed up to Black Snout and over Shaw. The trip from Big Ball to Black snout is very steep, but the traverse to Shaw is VERY mild.

The down slope on the Mt. Shaw trail (you must head toward the turtle back mountain trail and look for the cut off about 1/4 mile past black snout) is really steep going down, but it is a much shorter trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2308 ft / 703 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2308 ft / 703 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.3 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2308 ft / 703 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.7 km
    Route:Tate Mountain, Banana (Italian) Mt. Shaw spur
    Start Trailhead:Route 171 & Sodom Road  682 ft / 207 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2308 ft / 703 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.5 km
    Route:Mt. Shaw trail
    End Trailhead:Route 171 & Sodom Road  682 ft / 207 m
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Daniel Griffin
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