Ascent of Yellow Face on 2020-08-30

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Sunday, August 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Yellow Face
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6032 ft / 1838 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged as part of SB6K challenge. See my 8/30/20 ascent of Waterrock Knob for the full trip report.

Just across from where the road up to the Waterrock Knob overlook spits from the BRP, you'll see the obvious unofficial, yet maintained trail dip into the woods. The ascent up Yellow Face is short, but is steep and overgrown in spots. The summit is a large, flat clearing that is filled with thorny weeds. We spent some time looking for a natural high point as it in not very obvious. Just off the left side of the trail when ascending the peak there is a large rock that appeared to be the high point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:212 ft / 64 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:212 ft / 64 m
    Route:Yellow Face Trail (unofficial name)
    Start Trailhead:Waterrock Knob Overlook  5820 ft / 1773 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsams Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Yellow Face2020-08-30212 ft / 65 m
2Waterrock Knob2020-08-30472 ft / 144 m
3Browning Knob2020-08-30420 ft / 128 m
4Mount Lyn Lowry2020-08-30420 ft / 128 m
5Plott Balsam Mountain2020-08-30268 ft / 82 m
6Fork Ridge2020-08-30140 ft / 43 m
Total Trip Gain: 1932 ft / 590 m

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