Ascent of Celo Knob on 2013-07-20

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Celo Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6327 ft / 1928 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead was difficult to find (TH coordinates: 35.87647987,-82.28402437). Located at the end of a road marked private. There is a sign at a small parking area that fits maybe 2 or 3 cars reading: "NO PLACE TO TURN OR PARK, HIKERS AND 4X4s ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT, PARK HERE". 4x4s can park about a quarter mile up the road. Forest service sign further up the 4x4 road. Trail was grown-in and narrow in many spots especially at the higher elevations but still easy to follow. Once reaching the meadow up top where there is a great view looking south to Horse Rock and Gibbs Mountain, there is a turn off for a very grown-in trail to reach the summit of Celo. Missed this trail on way back from summit and had to search to find way back the Crest trail. Wound up using GPS to backtrack. Added time and distance to trip. Ground was churned up on summit possibly from recent storm?? Could not find the benchmark on summit. Try another time...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3267 ft / 995 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3267 ft / 995 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.4 mi / 16.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3267 ft / 995 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Black Mountain Crest TR 179
    Start Trailhead:Bowlens Creek TH  3060 ft / 932 m
    Time:3 Hours 51 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3267 ft / 995 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Black Mountain Crest TR 179
    End Trailhead:Bolen's Creek TH  3060 ft / 932 m
    Time:2 Hours 24 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Albert Wolff
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