Ascent of Anderson Mountain on 2012-12-29

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, December 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Anderson Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:1540 ft / 469 m

Ascent Trip Report

Anderson Mountain is a drive-up, just over a mile on Tower Road from NC16 where it transitions from 4 to 2 lanes, 35 miles NW of Charlotte. Tower Road is accessible only from the southbound lanes. It's paved all the way, although the last 0.8 mile is narrow and badly potholed. I found BM Anderson 1933 on the far side (SW) of the last tower, but I think the highest ground is probably on the near side--along the road at the site of the long-gone fire tower. The ridge is forested, but in winter you can find nice views of the Charlotte skyline.

On the other side of NC16, Anderson Mountain East also is a ranked peak (300 ft prominence), but there is no public access and there is a house on the highest point.

First ascent for our new puppy, Lord Spencer of Wormleighton.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:1520 ft / 463 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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