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Ascent of Horseshoe Mountain on 2012-10-28

Climber: Rob Carter

Date:Sunday, October 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Horseshoe Mountain
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:5288 ft / 1611 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wooly bushwack after game trail petered out...bivied on saddle overnight and then did a dbl rope rap down to saddle and up to summit...hollered at the folks on the Bunion, but it is impossible to see anything on Horseshoe from CB. Used ascenders and my glacier rescue gear to ascend the cliff, retrieved my ropes and headed for the barn at Icewater Springs. This climb is even worse than Marks Knob (believe it or not).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1738 ft / 529 m
    Extra Gain:750 ft / 228 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:AT to Boulevard to ridgeline near Jump Off
    Trailhead:Newfound Gap  5050 ft / 1539 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Bluebird Day and Full Moon Night
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Days 6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:7 Hours 



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