Ascent of Cattail Peak on 2018-08-25

Climber: Henry Pharr

Others in Party:Charlie Furr
Hardin Pharr
David Short
Date:Saturday, August 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cattail Peak
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6600 ft / 2011 m

Ascent Trip Report

5th Peak on our Black Mountain Crest trail hike and the 4th of the top 6 South By 6000 summits we climbed that day.

Unlike the chasm between Big Tom and Balsam Cone, this segment was a shot .25 mile ridge walk to the eponymous sign. Following Tom Layton's report I dropped the pack there, proceed north and then bushwhacked through some fairly heavy downfall to find the HP. Did not find the Marker though. At this point our group was facing the daunting decision of whether to continue to Winter Star through Deep Gap or just re-trace our steps and finish the rest of the trail later. Given the late hour we decided on the latter.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Maintained Trail and Bushwhack
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Bushwack and Maintained trail

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