Ascent of Mount Gibbes on 2015-06-14

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gibbes
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6520 ft / 1987 m

Ascent Trip Report

Travelled up the gravel road from the Mt. Mitchell State Park office. I did a short bushwhack to top past an abandoned building on an unmaintained trail. Summit is on a narrow ridge line north of abandoned building. Alternative to bushwhack is an unmaintained road to abandoned building just north of entrance to Clingman's Peak radio towers locked gate. Summit is marked with a NC horizontal BM. Descent same route then back to Mount Mitchell summit parking area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1407 ft / 428 m
    Total Elevation Loss:914 ft / 278 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:440 ft / 134 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Gravel Road to Clingman's Peak Radio Tower
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Mitchell State Park Office  6080 ft / 1853 m
    Time:27 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:914 ft / 278 m
    Gain on way out:967 ft / 294 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Gravel Road to Clingman's Peak Radio Tower
    End Trailhead:Mt. Mitchell Summit Parking Area  6573 ft / 2003 m
    Time:1 Hours 56 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Hallback/Gibbes (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hallback2015-06-14684 ft / 208 m
2Mount Gibbes2015-06-141407 ft / 429 m
Total Trip Gain: 2091 ft / 637 m    Total Trip Loss: 1298 ft / 396 m

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