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Ascent of Big Knob on 2012-11-13

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Knob
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:1383 ft / 421 m

Ascent Trip Report

COHP.ORG gives 3 Candidate High Point Areas, 2 Areas on Stewart Hill (PB Library lists these areas as Beaver County High Point #2) and one area at Big Knob per below.

Big Knob Road crests south of the summit at the intersection with Mellon Road (2.4 miles east of hwy 68). I parked in the driveway to the left, 15 yards passed this intersection.

From Mellon Road I climbed the steep embankment and bushwacked north to the summit at about 300 yards. Fairly steep to the top, where I picked up and followed a trail and passed-by the USGS BM ..... I guessed the actual high ground to be the north of the BM (east of a large fallen tree) and a good distance north of the spot elevation on the topo map. I forgot my eye-glasses and therefore couldn't read my GPS or BM.

From here we drove to the area in the Stewart Hill area .... see Beaver County High Point #2.

"MOUNTAINS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, THEY JUST SIT THERE."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:183 ft / 55 m
    Total Elevation Loss:183 ft / 55 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cold, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:183 ft / 55 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:bushwack nb from big knob road
    Start Trailhead:big knob road  1200 ft / 365 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:183 ft / 55 m
    Route:bushwack nb from big knob road
    End Trailhead:big knob road  1200 ft / 365 m



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