Ascent of Yonah Mountain on 2017-05-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Yonah Mountain
    Elevation:3156 ft / 961 m

Ascent Trip Report

A granite mound of slabs visible for miles. Potentially another batholith based on the rounded granite edges in places and sloped ledges (similar to Stone Mountain but far more eroded and pronounced). Very nice views and some very steep hiking in places. I parked in the standard TH parking off Chambers Road... But then decided to hike down to the paved road (Chambers) to make my TH start lower and make it more of a hike. The green blaze trail is well marked. There are some impressive scrambling and bouldering areas here for those interested. The heavy rain earlier in the day made the trail and rock not so good for rock climbing and there were no Army Rangers training. The clay was slippery and many slabs were running water still and unsafe to up-smear or scramble. Still, I found some off-trail herd path areas with some fun lower class 3 to play on before summitting.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1686 ft / 512 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+, 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1621 ft / 493 m
    Extra Loss:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:See TR
    Trailhead:parking lot and then road  1600 ft / 487 m
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-6

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 a
2Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 b
3Pigeon Hill2017-05-01 c
4Pigeon Hill2017-05-01 d
5Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 e
6Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 f
7Yonah Mountain2017-05-01 g
8Long Mountain2017-05-01 h
9Pine Mountain2017-05-01 i
9Pigeon Hill2017-05-02 a
10Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-02 b
11Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-02 c
13Pigeon Hill2017-05-02 e

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