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Ascent of Chesterfield County High Point on 2014-10-22

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chesterfield County High Point
    Location:USA-South Carolina
    Elevation:725 ft / 220 m

Ascent Trip Report

LiDAR indicated and my visit confirmed that the Chesterfield COHP is on a hill at the north end of the southern 720-foot contour. LiDAR measured this hill at 727.943 feet. This hill is visibly higher than Highpoint Baptist Church and the VFD in the northern contour. The view south is obscured by trees but LiDAR saw nothing else within four feet.

This HP is at 34:45:01.149N 80:25:26.929W and is crowned by three trees. Take Highpoint Church Road south from SC9 for 0.2 miles, and just past Jasper Road watch closely on the left for an overgrown driveway leading into the unmaintained field. It's a short but nasty 200-yard-walk to the top. Don't try it in shorts.
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LiDAR map of the Chesterfield COHP, which is on the north end of the southern 720-foot contour (2014-10-22). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:705 ft / 214 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
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