Ascent of The Pinnacle on 2012-08-23

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Pinnacle
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5665 ft / 1726 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was a short drive from Mitchell to the parking area near “The Pinnacle’. We ran about a quarter-mile on the Blue Ridge Parkway then headed off road up a nice herd path that took us to the summit. Todd took the lead on the climb and regretted his move as he used his face to clear the path of a dozen spider webs. The round trip from 5,160’ to the 5,665’ summit took us 28:37. We only spent a few minutes on the rocky peak, checking out views of Mt Mitchell. The Pinnacle is the 11th highest county high point in NC and the 25th highest 5,000’ peak in NC.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:505 ft / 154 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Herd Path
    Trailhead:BR parkway lot  5160 ft / 1572 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail

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