Ascent of Paddy Knob on 2011-08-12

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Friday, August 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Paddy Knob
    Location:USA-Virginia/West Virginia
    Elevation:4477 ft / 1364 m

Ascent Trip Report

From US220 south of Monterey VA, take VA 84 west for 14.7 miles, cross the state line into WV, and turn L on FSR 55 (there's no longer a sign for Paddy Knob). Continue 2.9 miles on this gravel road to the crest, where you'll find the overgrown driveway to the old tower (no longer the yellow posts mentioned in previous reports). The footings for the fire tower (poured in 1934) are still there, but I was unable to find the BM.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Old driveway
    Trailhead:FSR 55  4457 ft / 1358 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)

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