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Ascent of Mount Craig on 2020-07-09

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Thursday, July 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Craig
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6647 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged as part of SB6K challenge.

From the Mount Mitchell summit parking lot, head north on the Deep Gap/Black Mountains Crest Trail. The trail slowly descends through a wonderful picnic area before a nicely built rock staircase brings you down into the gap between Mitchell and Craig. From here, the trail steeply climbs up Craig and devolves into a scramble at several points. Be careful in wet weather. The trail emerges at the summit, which is a large cleared area with expansive views of Mitchell and the SW ridge of the Black Mountains. The high point is a large rock to the right of the trail. There is an obvious benchmark, however I noticed the true highest point is about five feet behind the benchmark, hidden under a fraser fir.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Deep Gap/Black Mountains Crest Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Mitchell Summit Parking Lot  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Southern Blacks Bag

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Craig2020-07-09 
2Mount Hallback2020-07-09 
3Mount Gibbes2020-07-09 



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