Ascent of Comers Rock on 2010-09-28

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Comers Rock
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

If approaching from Independence VA on US 21, ignore the green DOT sign for Comers Rock and Comers Rock Road. This leads to a farm community named Comers Rock at the foot of the mountain. Instead, continue north on US 21 to a gap S of Speedwell VA. Turn left at National Forest Service sign and continue 4 miles up a good gravel road to the Comers Rock campground. From here, you can take the Iron Mountain trail about 1/3 mile to the summit. Just beyond the campground, there is a poorly maintained road that leads within 200 yards of the summit. Climb a series of stone steps to the ruins of a viewing platform. On the day of my visit, I was able to see Elk Knob NC 40 miles S.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:FS trail
    Trailhead:Comers Rock overlook road  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes

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