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Ascent of Yellow Face on 2020-08-27

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 27, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Yellow Face
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6032 ft / 1838 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy climb up a defined trail on the other side of the main parking lot for Waterrock Knob. The hike is only500 feet of vertical and less than 2 miles but not much to see. This is more of a peakbagger hike to collect another 6000 foot peak along the parkway
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:532 ft / 162 m
    Total Elevation Loss:250 ft / 76 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:407 ft / 124 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 282 ft / 86 m; Extra: 125 ft / 38m
    Loss on way in:125 ft / 38 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:Trail across road from parking area
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot for Waterrock Mtn  5750 ft / 1752 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:125 ft / 38 m
    Gain on way out:125 ft / 38 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
Ascent Part of Trip: NC-Family Trip

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Little Bald Knob2020-08-26 a1122 ft / 342 m
2Sheepback Knob2020-08-26 b80 ft / 24 m
3Waterrock Knob2020-08-26 c492 ft / 150 m
4Browning Knob2020-08-26 e230 ft / 70 m
5Yellow Face2020-08-27532 ft / 162 m
10Mount Pisgah2020-08-28 a791 ft / 241 m
11Little Pisgah Mountain2020-08-28 b335 ft / 102 m
12Hemphill Bald2020-08-28 c2157 ft / 657 m
20Richland Balsam2020-08-29 a455 ft / 139 m
21Sam Knob2020-08-29 b660 ft / 201 m
Total Trip Gain: 6854 ft / 2088 m    Total Trip Loss: 1890 ft / 577 m



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