Ascent of Red Lick Mountain on 2011-04-24

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:MAR
Date:Sunday, April 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Lick Mountain
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4686 ft / 1428 m

Ascent Trip Report

No trails up this badboy and luckily it was still spring and leaves had not budded out so it was easy to bushwhack. Parked at the overlook and then I bushwhacked down to the lower road behind the restroom jsut to add an extra 100 feet of gain. I love to earn a peak and needed the extra gain on my legs. The SW ridge line is the steepest of the three ridge lines and so it was a class 2 hike all the way. Mark must have thought me mad but we busted up the ridge and checked out the rocks near the top to see where a bear might hide in winter. The top is very broad and flat and the views over the SE face are reasonable this time of year since no leaves and is very steep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:706 ft / 215 m
    Total Elevation Loss:606 ft / 184 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
cloudy morning
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:706 ft / 215 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:bushwhack south slopes
    Start Trailhead:road BELOW overlook  3980 ft / 1213 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:606 ft / 184 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:bushwhack south slopes
    End Trailhead:road BELOW overlook  4080 ft / 1243 m

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