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Ascent of Mount Gibbes on 2011-05-07

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, May 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Gibbes
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6520 ft / 1987 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Clingman's Peak, follow the old ridge road north past some dilapidated buildings. There's a NC Geodetic Survey benchmark on the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Extra Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:old ridge road, short bushwhack
    Trailhead:Clingmans Peak gate  6480 ft / 1975 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:radio station road
    Trailhead:Stepps Gap  
Ascent Part of Trip: Southern Black Mtns

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Potato Knob2011-05-07 a
2Clingmans Peak2011-05-07 b
3Mount Gibbes2011-05-07 c
4Mount Hallback2011-05-07 d



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