Ascent of Patton Knob on 2009-07-02

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Patton Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another easy peak. The summit is approximately 170' to the north of the MST. It's an easy climb and the summit is obvious. There is a large rock outcrop up top and with an odd summit marker. It looks very similar to most USGS survey markers, but this one was placed by Keen Survey Inc. There's also lots of ribbons and blazes marking a path that's been recently cut down the mountain's north slope. I'm guessing this heads down to the road that runs along the northeast side of the ridge. This is the same road that starts at Balsam Gap.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:176 ft / 53 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:176 ft / 53 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:Rainbow Gap  5864 ft / 1787 m
    Time Up:11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: CraggyDome-Blackstock

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Craggy Dome2009-07-02
2Locust Knob2009-07-02
3Walker Knob2009-07-02
4Blackstock Knob2009-07-02
5Patton Knob2009-07-02
6(Attempt) Bullhead Mountain2009-07-02

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