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Ascent of Mount Sterling on 2015-11-15

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sterling
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5842 ft / 1780 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1643 ft / 500 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3186 ft / 970 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1355 ft / 413 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 402 ft / 122 m; Extra: 953 ft / 290m
    Loss on way in:953 ft / 290 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Mt Sterling Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Laurel Gap Shelter  5440 ft / 1658 m
    Time:2 Hours 43 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2233 ft / 680 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1945 ft / 593 m; Extra: 288 ft / 87m
    Gain on way out:288 ft / 87 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Mount Sterling Ridge to Mount Sterling Trail
    End Trailhead:Mount Sterling Gap TH  3897 ft / 1187 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 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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