Ascent of Big Schloss on 2016-05-08

Climber: PJ Anderer

Date:Sunday, May 8, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Schloss
    Location:USA-Virginia/West Virginia
    Elevation:2964 ft / 903 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was going to be a trip to Mill Mountain to pick up that peak. The trail up to Big Schloss is a short side trip and the views were supposed to be great so I went up on the way out. At the small gap there is a bridge over to the high part and I crossed, but wondered if that was so fair. So after standing on the highest rock I could find, I went to cross back via the rocks. I had my hand held water bottle stashed so I could use both hands freely. After a few steps down it fell and as I went down a couple of ledges I though 'I was meaning to buy a new one anyway.' After the next ledge I remembered I put my car key in there so it wouldn't bounce around in my pocket. And thus I began the 45 minute process of getting brave enough to fetch it (attempting from both above and below). Almost did some real rock climbing in the process. Needless to say I didn't make it to Mill.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1414 ft / 430 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1414 ft / 430 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1214 ft / 370 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 714 ft / 218 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Loss on way in:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Mill Mountain trail
    Start Trailhead:Wolf Gap   2250 ft / 685 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:914 ft / 278 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 714 ft / 218 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Mill Mountain trail
    End Trailhead:Wolf Gap   2250 ft / 685 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Schloss/Tibbett

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Big Schloss2016-05-081414 ft / 431 m
2Tibbett Knob2016-05-081000 ft / 305 m
Total Trip Gain: 2414 ft / 736 m    Total Trip Loss: 2414 ft / 736 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by PJ Anderer
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