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Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge - Multiple Ascents Grid

Carolina Mountain Club

Showing all of Rickey Shortt's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 24 out of 24, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
1.Mount Mitchell668460898 1991-06-08  1992-05-11  1992-10-25  1994-11-05  1999-06-19  2002-11-09  2009-11-07  2017-08-20 c   
2.Clingmans Dome664345034 1993-07-31  1999-03-20  2012-07-22  2014-04-18       
3.Mount Sterling58426635 1995-02-04  1995-11-26  2000-04-08  2002-08-24  2009-08-21      
4.Wayah Bald53421421 2010-10-17          
5.Fryingpan Mountain53203601 2010-10-16          
6.Albert Mountain52002001 2001-07-29          
7.Yellow Mountain512715271 1999-05-08          
8.Green Knob50807601 2002-11-09          
9.Cowee Bald494416641 2010-10-17          
10.Mount Cammerer492883 1994-05-07  1999-05-22  2009-08-23        
11.Camp Creek Bald484417374 1999-09-05  2001-09-29  2009-04-05  2010-05-29       
12.Little Snowball Mountain-Northeast Peak4720801 2005-11-20          
13.Joanna Bald471613161 2017-09-09          
14.Barnett Knob46655161 2017-09-09          
15.Wesser Bald46277471 2000-11-26          
16.Flat Top Mountain455810781 2010-09-18          
17.Chambers Mountain44987781 2010-10-16          
18.Bearwallow Mountain423213542 2010-10-15  2017-04-08 b         
19.Shuckstack40203002 1994-12-25  2000-08-06         
20.Mount Noble Lookout Tower38401201 2017-04-07 e          
21.Rich Mountain36707101 2002-02-16          
22.Moores Knob2579143911 1991-05-04  1998-01-10  1999-01-16  2001-06-02  2002-06-02  2004-02-07  2006-07-16  2009-01-25  2012-11-17  2014-04-05 
23.Rendezvous Mountain24401601 2012-02-25          
24.Panther Top22934931 2017-09-09 b          

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Rickey Shortt, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

This list shows major summits in western North Carolina that have lookout towers on their summits. Since many peaks in the Southern Appalachians are thickly forested to the very summit, the towers on these peaks offer fine views over the trees. Many of these towers are old fire lookouts, but others were build for the benefit of tourists (including towers on Mount Mitchell and Clingmans Dome).

Note that the Little Snowball fire lookout tower has been removed from the Northeast Peak of Little Snowball Mountain and reconstructed at a valley site, the Big Ivy Historical Campus. To get credit from the Carolina Mountain Club for completing this list, you must hike to the old mountain site, plus drive to the tower in its new location and climb it there.


     Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers (Barr)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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