Ascent of The Sphinx on 2017-10-02

Climber: David Rodgers

Date:Monday, October 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Sphinx
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2360 ft / 719 m

Ascent Trip Report

This required almost bushwhacking nearly a mile down into eastern side of the gorge. There were several amazing spots down here including an epic view of the "Amphitheater". We ate a snack on the sunny hillside with a sheer drop ~1000 ft to the river below. There was a cool breeze and could barely hear the rushing water of the river below. This is rewarding area, but it can be dangerous, so use the utmost caution.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Part of Trip: Linville Gorge 2017 (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Linville Gorge2017-10-01 
2The Chimneys2017-10-02 a 
3The Sphinx2017-10-02 b 
4Shortoff Mountain-Peak 31612017-10-02 d 
5Shortoff Mountain2017-10-02 e 
6Little Tablerock2017-10-03 a 
7Tablerock2017-10-03 b 

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