Ascent of Youngs Mountain on 2017-07-19

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Youngs Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2680 ft / 816 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rowan County HP.

From US 70 in Statesville, head south to the small town of Cleveland, NC. Turn left on N. Main Street, which becomes Old US 70 once outside the municipal limits. After passing under a RR bridge, turn left on Youngs Mountain Road and park discreetly at the Morning Star Baptist Church. Walk up the well maintained gravel road to the towers on top. Find HP, but no benchmark. only views are to the east down the power line right of way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:276 ft / 84 m
    Total Elevation Loss:276 ft / 83 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and and Mild temperatures
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:266 ft / 81 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 251 ft / 76 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Maintained Road
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot next to Maintained Road  2429 ft / 740 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:261 ft / 79 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 251 ft / 76 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Maintained Road
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot next to Maintained Trailhead  2429 ft / 740 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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