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Ascent of Rough Butt Bald on 2019-11-07

Climber: William Sanderson

Date:Thursday, November 7, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rough Butt Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5920 ft / 1804 m

Ascent Trip Report

Well, I bushwhacked up from Bearpen Gap OL. The bushwhack is long but not particularly hard if you stick to the eastern edge of the ridge to avoid the endless briar patch that occupies the center of the ridge.
The summit...one massive briar patch.
Later I discovered that going in via the MST at Haywood Gap will take you along that same ridge and tops you out not too far below the summit. Longer but probably a bit faster. But there is still the summit briar jungle to contend with.
Have fun with this one...
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    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack



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