Ascent of Spy Rock on 2011-06-11

Climber: Scott Parkins

Others in Party:Eric
Date:Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Spy Rock
    Elevation:3880 ft / 1182 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fish Hatchery to Spy Rock hike is rather bland (most of it is on a fire road), and it is all uphill. But the view at the top is impressive, probably the best I've seen in Virginia (including Sharp Top). Love the rock scramble as well. 360 degrees with ALL the major peaks of Amherst and Nelson County in view.

A must see. 5 for the ascent quality but a 10 for the peak itself.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1130 ft / 344 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1130 ft / 344 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:FH Road/AT
    Start Trailhead:Montebello Fish Hatchery  2750 ft / 838 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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