Shining Rock, North Carolina

Prominence: 240 ft, 73 m

Elevation: 6000+ feet, 1829+ meters

True Isolation: 1.32 mi, 2.12 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 6000 - 6040 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 6000 ft / 1829 m
    (Range 6000 - 6040 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 22' 6'' N, 82° 51' 46'' W
35.368301, -82.862684 (Dec Deg)
330782 E 3915480 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionHaywood

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Lists that contain Shining Rock:
     Southern Appalachian 6000-foot Peaks (Rank #34)
     South Beyond 6000 (Rank #39)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #35)
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #33)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 236
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 214)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1984-06 by William Sanderson
     1993-08 c by William Musser
     1993-08 g by William Musser
     2002-02-12 by Kevin Hessler
     2005-10-15 by Pete Brennan
     2007-08-07 by Bill Oswald
     2008-04-26 by Alex Poole
     2011-05-14 by Nathan Sylvester
     2011-05-15 by Nathan Sylvester
     2011-05-28 by Jim Johnson, Jr (Unsuccessful)
     2011-09-10 by Tom Layton
     2012-08-05 by Mike Stinson
     2012-11-12 by matthew mccracken (GPS Track)
     2014-10-25 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2014-12-14 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2015-07-04 by Brian McCray
     2017-03-25 by Debbie Adams
     2017-05-01 by Stav Basis
     2017-10-12 by Ken Durham
     2018-01-21 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2018-03-17 by Marcus Lostracco
     2018-05-11 by Dwight Wolf
     2018-05-27 by Caitlin Roscioli
     2018-06-17 by Erick Weigel
     2018-06-23 by Jonathan Blackwell (GPS Track)
     2019-09-14 by Jayson H (GPS Track)
     2019-11-11 by Mike Trimble
     2020-07-31 by Scott Leslie
     2020-08-16 by Patrick Clay
     2020-09-26 by Garth Brown (GPS Track)
     2021-01-13 by Scott Leslie
     2021-04-29 by Phillip McCullough
     2021-12-16 by Henry Pharr

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Still one of my all-time favorite vistas (2014-03-15). Photo by Seamus Allman.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 240 ft/73 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 320 ft/97 m
  Line Parent: Grassy Cove Top
  Key Col: 5760 ft/1756 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.32 mi/2.12 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.3492, -82.8642
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Grassy Cove Top  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Great Balsam Mountains
Drainage BasinsPigeon
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Wilderness/Special Area: Shining Rock Wilderness Area
Topo MapShining Rock O35082c7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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