Ascent of North Dome on 2018-07-07

Climber: Jake Campbell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Dome
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3610 ft / 1100 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Mink Hollow and headed about a mile and a half down the Devil's Path. It was a very easy trail section and I finished it in around half an hour, putting me ahead of schedule. There was a pretty nasty nettle field right after I got off the trail, but my long pants and tall gaiters got me through that without any stings. It was pretty inconsequential until I got to the first few cliff bands. My routefinding up them was not great and I ended up in some rather sketchy situations. All the loose rock didn't make it any easier. It was also difficult to get up with my trekking poles. On one ledge I threw them up and figured I could get them back once I got up, but I ended up going around where they landed. Downclimbing was not gonna be a good option, so I used a stick I found on the ground to fish them up. There were a few close calls, where I almost hit my poles the wrong way and sent them careening down the cliff, but fortunately, that never happened. After alternating between ledges and nettle fields (including some taller than my gaiters) I found the herd path that brought me to the summit. Found that with no problem and continued on to Mount Sherill.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Devil's Path to Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Mink Hollow Trailhead  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: North Dome and Mount Sherill

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Sherrill2018-07-07 
1North Dome2018-07-07 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jake Campbell
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