Ascent of Chimney Tops on 2011-04-15
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, April 15, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4800 ft / 1463 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBad day to do Chimney Tops. Winds were 20 knots gusting to over 35 knots and were forecast to increase. I went as hard as I could and got up and back in an hour and a half, but 20 minutes of that was climbing the final 50 feet on the exposed Anakeesta shale. Winds were ripping and I climbed up hand over hand to get to the top. At the top, the winds died down a bit and I could get a few photos and a short video. On the way down, it was pretty intimidating to see a large fir moving 30 degrees with the roots actually lifting a foot off the ground. I hope that tree is still up there.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1800 ft / 547 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Chimney Tops Trail|
| Trailhead:||Chimney Tops Trailhead 3400 ft / 1036 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Cool, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds|
High Wind Advisories for the Smoky's
| Time Up:||1 Hours |
| Time Down:||30 Minutes|
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