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Ascent of Luftee Knob 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:Luftee Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6234 ft / 1900 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1301 ft / 396 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1372 ft / 417 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1/Bushwhack
    Quality:3 (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:975 ft / 297 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 723 ft / 221 m; Extra: 252 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:252 ft / 76 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Balsam Mountain Trail/Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Balsam Mountain Trail  5511 ft / 1679 m
    Time:1 Hours 31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1120 ft / 341 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 794 ft / 242 m; Extra: 326 ft / 99m
    Gain on way out:326 ft / 99 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Balsam Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Laurel Gap Shelter  5440 ft / 1658 m
    Time:1 Hours 27 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Big Cataloochee/Luftee Knob (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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