Ascent of Roundtop Mountain on 2018-02-28

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Roundtop Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

A mostly easy bushwhack up from Gillepsie Rd, a twist around rocky ledges reaching, descending Roundtop (adding micro-spikes to hike) finding pieces of a well beaten herd path going from the Tory Fort area up to High Peak (a pair of hikers trail climbing arrived seconds later), after jawing there followed an iced over Blue Tr down to Hurricane Ledge, found an awesome lengthy view here of the Hudson River and to the south from Indian Head to Hunter Mtn; back at High Peak, I took time for lunch on dry rock then descended a steeply iced over trail (meeting a last solitary hiker planning a southern descent of the blue tr using rope) with my playing a game of dodge trying to go from ledge, tree-to-tree away from an icy descent to the snowmobile trail jct; reaching the Loop Jct, instead of looking to use a woods road south going to Gillepsie Rd, I went on to the top of ski area hoping to find Cortina Lane but bushwhacked down from an ATV clearing (rain threatened caught me sitting in my car at about 6PM).

Roundtop Mtn 2.20 miles / 2:19 hours
Tory Fort 3.01 / 3:33
Kaaterskill High Peak 3.64 / 4:22
Hurricane Ledge
Kaaterskill High Peak 4.05 / 4:48 (Lunch 5:10)
Snowmobile Tr Jct 4.58 / 6:08
TH 7.61 / 8:06
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1880 ft / 572 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1880 ft / 572 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1225 ft / 373 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1200 ft / 366 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:GRd, Woods Rd, Wac & Herd Path (HP)
    Start Trailhead:Gillepsie Road (GRd)  2240 ft / 682 m
    Time:2 Hours 19 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1855 ft / 565 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1200 ft / 366 m; Extra: 655 ft / 199m
    Gain on way out:655 ft / 199 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:HP/Wac/HP/Wac, Blue Tr, Red Tr, Wac & GRd
    End Trailhead:Gillepsie Road (GRd)  2240 ft / 682 m
    Time:5 Hours 47 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Roundtop Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Roundtop Mountain2018-02-28 a1880 ft / 573 m
2Kaaterskill High Peak2018-02-28 b 
Total Trip Gain: 1880 ft / 573 m    Total Trip Loss: 1880 ft / 573 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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