Ascent of Grassy Cove Top on 2012-08-05

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Date:Sunday, August 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grassy Cove Top
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Reached Ivestor Gap via Art Loeb Trail after climbing Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain. Group split up at this point, with my son and I continuing north to the summit area of Grassy Cove Top. Blueberries were abundant on the south slope and near the summit of the mountain. After reaching the top we were able to find the summit rock (on the west side of the access trail from the Art Loeb Trail) with little problem. Took a few pictures, returned to Art Loeb Trail, and continued towards Shinging Knob.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Start Trailhead:5690 ft / 1734 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Four SB6K peaks in the Great Balsams (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Black Balsam Knob2012-08-05434 ft / 132 m
2Tennent Mountain2012-08-05155 ft / 47 m
3Grassy Cove Top2012-08-05350 ft / 107 m
4Shining Rock2012-08-05260 ft / 79 m
Total Trip Gain: 1199 ft / 365 m

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