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Ascent of Elliott Knob on 2020-04-11

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Elliott Knob
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4463 ft / 1360 m

Ascent Trip Report



- visited two more falls after passing the connector trail junction (2800, USFS Topo)
- some bushwhacks along abandoned Falls Hollow Trail (CalTopo, Global topo)
- the abandoned trail is completely gone after 3400, follow the gully to reach FS-443
- thinking about N ridge approach (CalTopo, USFS Topo), but eventually went straight up, reasonable bushwhacks
- the tower is fenced, but the door was open, stairs and tower top were accessible.
- descent stats include Hogback.
- winter ascent is possible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3188 ft / 970 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3188 ft / 971 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2942 ft / 896 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2455 ft / 748 m; Extra: 487 ft / 148m
    Loss on way in:487 ft / 148 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:W slope via Falls Hollow
    Start Trailhead:Falls Hollow TH  2008 ft / 612 m
    Time:2 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2701 ft / 823 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2455 ft / 748 m; Extra: 246 ft / 74m
    Gain on way out:246 ft / 74 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:FS-448, then Hogback
    End Trailhead:Falls Hollow TH  2008 ft / 612 m
    Time:1 Hours 41 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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