Ascent of Old Butt Knob in 1993-08

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Rynning
and me
Date:August, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Butt Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5525 ft / 1684 m

Ascent Trip Report

Began at TH Big East Fork at EL 3384. 30 miles total backpacked through the Shinning Rock Wilderness and up to Cold Mountain. Two nights. Camped near the Shinning Rock area and near the Narrows on the second night.

Trip Report: Day 1 - Began at 3384 and climbed the very steep Chestnut Ridge and ascended the SE slopes up to the Old Butt Knob at 5525 then climbed down to 5380 Spanish Oak Gap
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2141 ft / 652 m
    Total Elevation Loss:145 ft / 44 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:class 1 & 1+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:varied rainy, foggy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2141 ft / 652 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:SE Chestnut Ridge
    Start Trailhead:3384 ft / 1031 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:145 ft / 44 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:SW Trail Spanish Oak Gap
    End Trailhead:Spanish Oak Gap  5380 ft / 1639 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock Wilderness Traverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Old Butt Knob1993-08 a2141 ft / 653 m
2Dog Loser Knob1993-08 b381 ft / 116 m
3Shining Rock1993-08 c380 ft / 116 m
4Cold Mountain1993-08 d2872 ft / 875 m
5The Narrows1993-08 e 
6Stairs Mountain1993-08 f900 ft / 274 m
7Shining Rock1993-08 g131 ft / 40 m
Total Trip Gain: 6805 ft / 2074 m    Total Trip Loss: 6805 ft / 2074 m

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