Ascent of Friday Mountain on 2009-11-11

Climber: Gregory Bubniak

Date:Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Friday Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3694 ft / 1125 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed East Branch Neversink River from parking area in Denning. Dense browth up west face of Friday, plus a few cliffs to get around. I am relatively new to bushwhacking, but this is the toughest single bushwhack I have done. It really took the energy out of me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1646 ft / 501 m
    Total Elevation Loss:440 ft / 133 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1646 ft / 501 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1583 ft / 482 m; Extra: 63 ft / 19m
    Loss on way in:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:west face
    Start Trailhead:Denning Road  2111 ft / 643 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:377 ft / 114 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:south face (bushwhack)
    End Trailhead:col between Friday and Balsam Cap  3317 ft / 1011 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Friday Balsam Cap Rocky 11-11-2009 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Friday Mountain2009-11-11 11646 ft / 502 m
2Balsam Cap2009-11-11 2251 ft / 77 m
3Rocky Mountain2009-11-11 3623 ft / 190 m
Total Trip Gain: 2520 ft / 769 m    Total Trip Loss: 2604 ft / 793 m

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