Ascent of Chimney Top Mountain on 2008-01-19
|Date:||Saturday, January 19, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Chimney Top Mountain|
| Elevation:||3140 ft / 957 m|
Ascent Trip ReportChimney Top Mountain is located in the Cumberland Mountains (Frozen Head State Park) of Tennessee. The Chimney Top Mountain Trail from the parking lot is fairly easy until the last half-mile or so. The trail along the summit ridge goes straight up the slope at a greater-than 45 degree angle. The main capstone is appx. 25 feet high, most of which is sheer rock. There is a rock fall on the east side of the capstone allowing for a gear-less climb, however. An opening at the north base of the capstone forms a natural rock shelter (there is a sign inside the shelter).
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Chimney Top Mountain Trail|
| Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||Chimney Top Mountain Trail/Spicewood Branch Trail|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Chimney Top Mountain Trail|
Complete Trip Sequence:
|1||Chimney Top Mountain||2008-01-19|
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