Ascent of Big Cataloochee Mountain on 2015-11-14

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Cataloochee Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6155 ft / 1876 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2258 ft / 688 m
    Total Elevation Loss:644 ft / 196 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1/Bushwhack
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2258 ft / 688 m
    Route:Mount Sterling Trail to Mt. Sterling Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Sterling Gap TH  3897 ft / 1187 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:644 ft / 196 m
    Route:Bushwhack to Balsam Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Balsam Mountain Trail  5511 ft / 1679 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Big Cataloochee/Luftee Knob (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Big Cataloochee Mountain2015-11-142258 ft / 688 m
2Luftee Knob2015-11-141301 ft / 397 m
3Mount Sterling2015-11-151643 ft / 501 m
Total Trip Gain: 5202 ft / 1586 m    Total Trip Loss: 5202 ft / 1585 m

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