Ascent of Babel Tower on 2020-10-14

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Babel Tower
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3035 ft / 925 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made a quick jaunt down here from the Babel Tower Trailhead. The trail is a nice grade down. Scrambled up to where the official trail ends and admired what is probably the most spectacular view I've seen from within the Big Ditch itself, and possibly all of North Carolina.

Note that according to my topo map, the true summit of Babel Tower is past where the official trail ends. I scrambled around and followed a seldom-used but obvious manway out to the top.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Babel Tower Trail
    Start Trailhead:Babel Tower Trailhead  
Descent Statistics

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