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Ascent of Buzzard Rock on 2015-05-22

Climber: William Musser

Date:Friday, May 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Buzzard Rock
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:5080 ft / 1548 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:1 and very minor 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:420 ft / 128 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 380 ft / 116 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:bushwhack to AT and then down to saddle and beyond
    Start Trailhead:AT near saddle of Beech Mountain  4700 ft / 1432 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:660 ft / 201 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 380 ft / 116 m; Extra: 280 ft / 85m
    Gain on way out:280 ft / 85 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:AT to bushwhack
    End Trailhead:parked at elevation 5360  4700 ft / 1432 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Rogers Day

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wilburn Ridge2015-05-22 a930 ft / 283 m
2Pine Mountain2015-05-22 b121 ft / 37 m
3Thomas Knob2015-05-22 c125 ft / 38 m
4Mount Rogers2015-05-22 d399 ft / 122 m
5Thomas Knob-notch2015-05-22 e130 ft / 40 m
6Pine Mountain2015-05-22 f116 ft / 35 m
7Wilburn Ridge2015-05-22 g120 ft / 37 m
8Whitetop Mountain2015-05-22 h990 ft / 302 m
9Buzzard Rock2015-05-22 i700 ft / 213 m
Total Trip Gain: 3631 ft / 1107 m    Total Trip Loss: 2651 ft / 808 m



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