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Ascent of Waterrock Knob on 2016-07-23

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Waterrock Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6292 ft / 1917 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the tourist trail up, tagged the top, rested for only a moment, then continued on the traverse towards Plott Balsam. Weather still hazy and humid. Peak two for the traverse, after Yellow Face. My second trip up Waterrock, but my first by a qualifying hike for the SB6K program (see remaining trip reports for traverse).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:487 ft / 148 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
hazy and humid
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:487 ft / 148 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:tourist trail
    Start Trailhead:Waterrock Knob parking lot  5805 ft / 1769 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    End Trailhead:6262 ft / 1908 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsam Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Yellow Face2016-07-23 a394 ft / 120 m
2Waterrock Knob2016-07-23 b487 ft / 148 m
3Browning Knob2016-07-23 c155 ft / 47 m
4Fork Ridge2016-07-23 d 
5Mount Lyn Lowry2016-07-23 e390 ft / 119 m
6Plott Balsam Mountain2016-07-23 f318 ft / 97 m
7Mount Lyn Lowry2016-07-23 g550 ft / 168 m
8Browning Knob2016-07-23 h 
9Waterrock Knob2016-07-23 i30 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 2324 ft / 708 m    Total Trip Loss: 609 ft / 185 m



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