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Ascent of Azure Mountain on 2018-03-03

Climber: Lori S

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 3, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Azure Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2500 ft / 762 m

Ascent Trip Report

I thought this was going to be a pretty easy one at less than 2 miles. There were a few inches of snow on the ground. I met a woman at the trailhead who had just finished. She recommended wearing crampons due to ice under the snow, so I did. I headed up and... holy rock course. I met a man who was coming down who was wearing spikes that were balling up with snow as the temps rose to the 30s. Got to the tower and tried to find the big, funky boulder along the ridge that people told me about but I guess it was covered with snow. Pretty much a white out from the tower. Headed back down and those rocks got me. Twisted my ankle, but I wasn't going to let that keep me from my plan to go to St. Regis next.
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Azure 3/3/18 (2018-03-03). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, White-out



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