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Ascent of Old Butt Knob in 1993-08

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Rynning
Quinlan
Fields
Woodcock
Bliss
Mitchell
Hudkins
Schick
and me
Date:August, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Butt Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5525 ft / 1684 m

Ascent Trip Report

General:
Began at TH Big East Fork at EL 3384. 30 miles total backpacked through the Shinning Rock Wilderness and up to Cold Mountain. Two nights. Camped near the Shinning Rock area and near the Narrows on the second night.

Trip Report: Day 1 - Began at 3384 and climbed the very steep Chestnut Ridge and ascended the SE slopes up to the Old Butt Knob at 5525 then climbed down to 5380 Spanish Oak Gap
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2141 ft / 653 m
    Elevation Loss:145 ft / 45 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:class 1 & 1+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:varied rainy, foggy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2141 ft / 653 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:SE Chestnut Ridge
    Trailhead:3384 ft / 1031 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:145 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:SW Trail Spanish Oak Gap
    Trailhead:Spanish Oak Gap  5380 ft / 1639 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock Wilderness Traverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Old Butt Knob1993-08 a
2Dog Loser Knob1993-08 b
3Shining Rock1993-08 c
4Cold Mountain1993-08 d
5The Narrows1993-08 e
6Stairs Mountain1993-08 f
7Shining Rock1993-08 g



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