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Ascent of Pierson Ridge on 2010-01-15

Climber: Gregory Bubniak

Date:Friday, January 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pierson Ridge
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1105 ft / 336 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Pierson Ridge Trail north from Ilgenstein Rock. The summit area is east of the trail, and just south of the green blazed trail junction with Pierson Ridge Trail. The summit rock had a 4x4 wooden post lodged in a large crack.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:202 ft / 61 m
    Total Elevation Loss:304 ft / 92 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:148 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Pierson Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Pierson Ridge Trail  957 ft / 291 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:304 ft / 92 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 250 ft / 76 m; Extra: 54 ft / 16m
    Gain on way out:54 ft / 16 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Hoeferlin Trail to gas line on east face
    End Trailhead:Spruce Swamp  855 ft / 260 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Northeast NJ 01-15-2010 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Matty Price Hill2010-01-15 1637 ft / 194 m
2Drag Hill2010-01-15 2449 ft / 137 m
3Rocky Mountain2010-01-15 3283 ft / 86 m
4Ilgenstein Rock2010-01-15 4374 ft / 114 m
5Pierson Ridge2010-01-15 5202 ft / 62 m
7Bald Mountain2010-01-15 7268 ft / 82 m
8Drag Hill2010-01-15 8546 ft / 166 m
9Monroe Ridge2010-01-15 9131 ft / 40 m
Total Trip Gain: 2890 ft / 881 m    Total Trip Loss: 2689 ft / 820 m



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