Ascent of King Mountain on 2011-07-08

Climber: George Burgess

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 8, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:King Mountain
    Elevation:5264 ft / 1604 m

Ascent Trip Report

You can get a passenger car very near to the top of this mountain, but you have to want it. Those who don't share my unorthodox views on where it's appropriate to drive a low-clearance sedan will want at least a pickup truck, which would take you all the way to the top. There's a ton of buildings and communications equipment at the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:144 ft / 43 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:King Mountain Spur Road
    Trailhead:King Mountain Spur Road  5120 ft / 1560 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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