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Ascent of Battered Rock Mountain on 2011-04-02

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, April 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Battered Rock Mountain
    Location:USA-South Carolina
    Elevation:3280 ft / 999 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a side trip on my return from adjacent Coldbranch Mtn. From the saddle SW of Coldbranch (3080+) follow a 4x4 track SW up the ridge to the first summit (3309, according to altimeter that I had calibrated 25 minutes earlier on Coldbranch). Red blazes W of the summit mark the boundary of the Greenville Watershed, which is closed to hiking. I encountered laurel thickets and did not continue to the second 3280 contour.

Battered Rock is on my proposed SC1K list (SC peaks above 1 kilometer, or 3280 feet).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Ridgeline
    Trailhead:Saddle SW of Coldbranch Mtn  3080 ft / 938 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:12 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Greenville Divide

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Coldbranch Mountain2011-04-02 a597 ft / 182 m
2Battered Rock Mountain2011-04-02 b200 ft / 61 m
3Slicking Mountain2011-04-02 c440 ft / 134 m
Total Trip Gain: 1237 ft / 377 m    Total Trip Loss: 1237 ft / 377 m



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