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Ascent to Bullhead Mountain-Western Slope on 2009-07-02

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Bullhead Mountain - Western Slope
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5875 ft / 1790 m
    Remaining Elevation:45 ft / 14 m (48% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This is probably the hardest bushwhack I've ever attempted. The Mountain Laurel, Rhododendrons, and Blueberry bushes are so dense they're practically impossible to pass through. At times I found it very difficult to even push through them at all. I tried twice to get through in two different areas and I was defeated both times. I finally gave up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:49 ft / 15 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:49 ft / 15 m
    Trailhead:MST  5826 ft / 1775 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: CraggyDome-Blackstock

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Craggy Dome2009-07-02
4Blackstock Knob2009-07-02
5Patton Knob2009-07-02
6(Attempt) Bullhead Mountain2009-07-02



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