Ascent of Rohan Knob on 2015-05-31

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 31, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rohan Knob
    Elevation:1090 ft / 332 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at a white house just over the county line and just below a water tower. The elderly owner gave me permission to park and walk up behind her property, but she was more preoccupied with two large snakes intertwined against a shed in her back yard. She had called her son to catch them (I declined the task) and he was there when I came down. He was interested in high pointing and we discussed the knob.

There is a track up to the water tower form this house, but that peters out soon and I had to bushwhack. Very steep and, combined with weed whacking, not easy. I did discover the remnants of a path part way up. At the top are three large, garish metal crosses (big! I wonder how they got them up here?). Nice views form the crosses. The high point is amidst trees about 100 feet beyond the crosses. On the way down I followed what was left of the path to the back fence of a house set back from the road behind the two houses where I parked.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:373 ft / 113 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:366 ft / 111 m
    Extra Loss:11 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:rt 49 at county line  735 ft / 224 m
    Time Up:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:7 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Time Down:17 Minutes

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