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Ascent of High Peak on 2013-03-29

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Friday, March 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:High Peak
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2720 ft / 829 m

Ascent Trip Report

Short but steep bushwhack, climbing 300 feet in the last 0.2 miles. Considering how steep it is, I was surprised to find relatively little rock and no open views.

Take Roper Hollow Road from US 64 for 7.3 miles to a gravel parking area just before a closed gate. There is no trail, but the route is unmistakable--just follow the ridge through mostly open woods.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Trailhead:Roper Hollow Road  2440 ft / 743 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack



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