Percys Peak, North Carolina

Prominence: 80 ft, 25 m

Elevation: 6200+ feet, 1890+ meters

True Isolation: 0.26 mi, 0.41 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 6200 - 6240 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 6200 ft / 1890 m
    (Range 6200 - 6240 ft)
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Horse Rock
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 50' 53'' N, 82° 14' 51'' W
35.848025, -82.247469 (Dec Deg)
387350 E 3967811 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionYancey

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 75
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 67)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2010-10-09 by Nathan Sylvester
     2010-10-31 by pat stout
     2012-06-07 by jeff branin
     2013-07-21 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2013-07-28 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2014-05-17 by Marcus Lostracco (GPS Track)
     2015-05-20 by Curtis Bowden
     2016-03-12 by Bryan Marchant
     2018-11-10 by Jeff Wadley
     2019-06-21 by Henry Pharr
     2019-07-18 by Henry Pharr
     2019-08-10 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2020-11-28 by Scott Leslie
     2021-05-01 by Brandon Girard (GPS Track)
     2021-08-07 by David Ensley (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2022-07-02 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)

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Many USGS maps have the label "Horse Rock" near this peak. However, that name refers only to a rock outcrop nearby, below the summit some distance. The mountain properly has been given an official name of "Percys Peak" by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 80 ft/25 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 160 ft/49 m
  Line Parent: Celo Knob
  Key Col: 6120 ft/1865 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.26 mi/0.41 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.8517, -82.2483
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Celo Knob  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Black Mountains
Ridges/DividesBlack Mountains Crest
Drainage BasinsNolichucky
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Topo MapCelo O35082g2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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