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Ascent of Blackrock on 2020-09-05

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Saturday, September 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blackrock
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3120 ft / 950 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the upper end of the Blackrock parking lot at MP 84.4 on Skyline Drive, I took the short connector trail to the AT and turned left. I followed this to a junction, kept to the right, and continued to the obvious talus mound that includes the summit. Some class 2 or easy class 3 scrambling led to the top of the highest block. It was a beautiful day, in the 60s, with good visibility. After enjoying the views, I continued on to the top of Trayfoot Mountain (q.v.).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:180 ft / 54 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 170 ft / 51 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:AT and spur trail
    Start Trailhead:Blackrock Summit Parking area  2950 ft / 899 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Blackrock Summit & Trayfoot (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Blackrock2020-09-05180 ft / 55 m
2Trayfoot Mountain2020-09-05260 ft / 79 m
2Bush Mountain2020-09-11232 ft / 71 m
Total Trip Gain: 672 ft / 205 m    Total Trip Loss: 777 ft / 237 m



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