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Ascent of Craggy Pinnacle on 2007-06-17

Climber: Michael Devall

Others in Party:None
Date:Sunday, June 17, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Craggy Pinnacle
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5892 ft / 1795 m

Ascent Trip Report

I headed west on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Mount Mitchell State Park towards Craggy Gardens. At the gardens are the two peaks of Craggy Dome and Craggy Pinnacle. As I was already short on time, I decided to take the short trip up through Craggy Gardens to the summit of Craggy Pinnacle. From the summit, one can see much of the Black Mountain Range as well as other portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway as it passes through the area. The much taller Craggy Dome sits across the road, awaiting for another day to invite climbers. There were rhododendrons in bloom along the trail, but it was past peak time and they weren't as impressive as during my trip at Grayson Highlands State Park the week before.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:231 ft / 70 m
    Total Elevation Loss:231 ft / 70 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class I
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:231 ft / 70 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Craggy Pinnacle Trail (from trailhead)
    Start Trailhead:Craggy Pinnacle (parking area)  5661 ft / 1725 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:231 ft / 70 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Craggy Pinnacle Trail (to trailhead)
    End Trailhead:Craggy Pinnacle (parking area)  5661 ft / 1725 m
    Time:25 Minutes



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