Ascent of Icy Knob on 2013-03-29

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Friday, March 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Icy Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3000 ft / 914 m

Ascent Trip Report

I believe Icy Knob is the highest point in the South Mountains. There are three nearby peaks--Buzzard Roost, Propst Mountain and Hickory Knob--that all top out in 2960 contours on the USGS maps. Buzzard Roost shows a spot elevation of 2980 on the quad and 2992 on the data sheet for Benchmark Buzzard. None of the others have BMs or spot elevations. However, my GPS map (from Garmin, based on USGS 1:24,000 topo) showed a 3000 contour atop Icy Knob.

Note: The summit of Icy Knob is in a gated community, and the owners have had problems with trespassers. Out of respect for their privacy, I have removed my route information. If you need contact information, let me know.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Trailhead:Roper Hollow Road  2700 ft / 822 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack

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