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Ascent of Grandfather Mountain on 2010-05-30

Climber: Sam Roback

Others in Party:Steve Mulherin Sr.
Steve Mulerhin
Sean Mulherin
Date:Sunday, May 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grandfather Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5946 ft / 1812 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lots of exposure. Convection in area, rained on summit not in parking area. Trail is well maintained and well marked but this hike is technical for North Carolina. Lots of fixed ropes and ladders to assist with steeper sections. Summit access can be obtained from the north side via the Blue Ridge Parkway and from the south side via a road to a parking lot on Grandfather Mountain Ridgeline. Distances are time are approximate.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:946 ft / 288 m
    Elevation Loss:946 ft / 288 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Rain was very localized
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:946 ft / 288 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Trail, to Caloway Trail
    Trailhead:Trailhead at Parking Lot below Main "summit' parki  5000 ft / 1524 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:946 ft / 288 m
    Route:Trail, to Caloway Trail
    Trailhead:Trailhead at Parking Lot below Main "summit' parki  5000 ft / 1524 m



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