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Ascent of Rocky Mountain on 2020-11-27

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 27, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rocky Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4072 ft / 1241 m

Ascent Trip Report

- parked at Salt Log Gap, a pullout south off VA-634 (Alhambra Rd), happening to be at AT SB TH
- FR-1176, well graveled, looks drive-able even with a low clearance car, but I decided to hike this P2k anyway.
- Left the road at 3840, beelined my way to the summit infested by many towers, very light bushwhacking effort.
- Went through a crevice right under mark 4072. Found a plague in memory of a deceased soul at the other side.
- There is a split rock at pb point, however 4072 mark looks higher, more deserving, requiring easy class 2 move to reach the top.
- Followed the rocky firebreak down to FR-1127, very briery along the break, not good for ascent, I followed the edge at east side, going with least resistance.
- Followed FR-246 a little, the XC to reach AT and followed it to reach AT TH.
- descent stats include The Cardinal and Cole Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3976 ft / 1211 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3976 ft / 1211 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.7 mi / 26.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:962 ft / 293 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 872 ft / 266 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:E ridge
    Start Trailhead:Salt Log Gap  3200 ft / 975 m
    Time:53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3886 ft / 1184 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 872 ft / 266 m; Extra: 3014 ft / 918m
    Gain on way out:3014 ft / 918 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:SE firebreak
    End Trailhead:Salt Log Gap  3200 ft / 975 m
    Time:7 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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