Ascent of Hanging Rock on 2019-09-12

Climber: Ariel Jacala

Others in Party:Scott Carter
Date:Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hanging Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5200 ft / 1584 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started from the NE at the Seven Devils water tank. This is at the end of Rocky Top Trail (a residential street) at 36.1574, -81.8038. Then walk up the ridge SW to the summit. There are bits of trail along the way but it's largely a bushwhack. It's rocky and a bit tedious in places but it's only about a mile and a half up. The last 300 yards are a dense bushwhack but you can do it. The rock summit is worth the trouble. 360 degree view. There are two outcroppings with similar views. Stay on the ridge on the way down. It is easy to get off track.

Many thanks to Zachary Robbins for providing the GPX track and giving us a tip on where to start from.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1400 ft / 425 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Ridge bushwhack from water tank
    Trailhead:36.1574, -81.8038  4200 ft / 1280 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ariel Jacala
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