Ascent of Grandfather Mountain on 2011-11-13

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grandfather Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5946 ft / 1812 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the Grandfather Trail to the peak, and the Underwood Trail on the way back.

I believe the highest point on the mountain is NOT where the Grandfather and Daniel Boone trails come together (on the rock where the white and blue blazes form a nice cross) but a bit west of that on a rock north of the trail between the Watauga View junction and the first ladder on the way to the cross. I touched them all, but I wouldn't claim the summit if I came up the Daniel Boone Trail to the cross and stopped there.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1896 ft / 577 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1896 ft / 577 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1396 ft / 425 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 696 ft / 212 m; Extra: 700 ft / 213m
    Loss on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Start Trailhead:Hanging Bridge parking  5250 ft / 1600 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1196 ft / 364 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 696 ft / 212 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Gain on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    End Trailhead:Hanging Bridge parking  5250 ft / 1600 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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