Ascent of Chatham County High Point on 2017-08-11

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chatham County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:774 ft / 235 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two HPS here.

The first is easily obtainable to the west of Siler City by accessing Siler City Fire Tower Road from Siler City- Glendon Road. It is a drive up a well maintained gravel road to several communications towers on top. Knocked around the site for a bit to see if I could find the BM, but no luck. Besides me and a few millipedes that meandered in the dewy fog laden grass, there was little to be seen. Someone looks they have had a good time shooting at the Tower warning signs but all was quiet this morning.

The second is also fairly accessible now that development has began off of Ward Harris Road near the Silk Hope. I took a bumpy dirt road up to the summit and crawled through some brush to reach this summit among spiders and ticks. If you travel a bit further south on the road, you are met with a pretty (currently undeveloped) vista south of the rolling hills.

Both came in at about 770 feet with approximately a 50 foot rise each +/-. I like the second better, but both allow you to reach your goal.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
partly Cloudy with low hanging clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Maintained Road and trail
    Trailhead:Maintained Road, Unmaintained Road  724 ft / 220 m
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Trail and Maintained Roadbed
    Trailhead:Bushwhack and Unmaintained Road  724 ft / 220 m
    Time Down:10 Minutes

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