Ascent of Gibbs Mountain on 2013-07-21

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gibbs Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6200 ft / 1889 m

Ascent Trip Report

See Horse Rock which was done on same trip for details on Woody Ridge Trail. The Black Mtn. Crest Trail does not cross the summit of Gibbs Mountain. It is a short (400 ft.) vicious bushwack to summit. I started bushwack at about 0.4 miles south from the junction of the Woody Ridge and Black Mtn. Crest trails. The Black Mountain Crest Trail is grown in but easy to follow. No views from the summit; too thick.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:238 ft / 72 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3166 ft / 964 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:135 ft / 41 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 83 ft / 25 m; Extra: 52 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:52 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Black Mountain Crest Trail
    Start Trailhead:Woody Ridge/Black Mountain Ridge Trail Junction  6117 ft / 1864 m
    Time:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3114 ft / 949 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3011 ft / 917 m; Extra: 103 ft / 31m
    Gain on way out:103 ft / 31 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Black Mountain Crest to Woody Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:Woody Ridge TH  3189 ft / 972 m
    Time:2 Hours 12 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Percys Peak/Gibbs Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Percys Peak2013-07-213085 ft / 940 m
2Gibbs Mountain2013-07-21238 ft / 73 m
Total Trip Gain: 3323 ft / 1013 m    Total Trip Loss: 3323 ft / 1013 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Albert Wolff
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