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Ascent of Skull Knob on 2013-03-29

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Friday, March 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Skull Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2840 ft / 865 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed Skull Knob on Good Friday, which gave me a unique opportunity to contemplate Jesus' final hike to the "Place of the Skull", Golgotha.

Rather than a knob, this is a quarter-mile long ridge, and the highest point is on the east end. I climbed it from the west, only to discover that the ridge has--quite appropriately--a crown of thorns. Otherwise, it's not much of a hike (half-mile round trip with less than 100 feet of climbing), no views, and undergrowth could make it miserable in summer.

Roper Hollow Road crosses the south flank of Skull Knob 6.3 miles from US 64.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Trailhead:Roper Hollow Road  2780 ft / 847 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
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