Ascent of Rocky Top on 2020-09-26

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Saturday, September 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Top
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5441 ft / 1658 m

Ascent Trip Report

My second trip up this beautiful peak. When I first got up it was mostly clouded with just a little view of Fontana Lake. Ran out to Thunderhead and back and when I returned the clouds had opened up showcasing the Smokies in all their glory.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:871 ft / 265 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:871 ft / 265 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mollies Ridge Shelter  4570 ft / 1392 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Mollies 'n' Spence (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Bald2020-09-252955 ft / 901 m
2Powell Knob2020-09-252639 ft / 804 m
3Doe Knob2020-09-252720 ft / 829 m
4Devils Tater Patch2020-09-26205 ft / 62 m
5Spence Field2020-09-26350 ft / 107 m
6Rocky Top2020-09-26871 ft / 265 m
6Mount Squires2020-09-26500 ft / 152 m
8Thunderhead Mountain2020-09-26957 ft / 292 m
Total Trip Gain: 11197 ft / 3412 m

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