Ascent of Blackstock Knob on 2009-08-13

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blackstock Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6320 ft / 1926 m

Ascent Trip Report

Moderate climb followed by a long fairly flat ridge walk.

TH is at the BRP's Balsam Gap Overlook, elev 5317, located 4 1/2 miles south of Mount Mitchell entrance or about 25 miles north of Ashville.
Access to the summit is via the Mountain To Sea (MTS) trail, it leaves the east side of the overlook and climbs the northeast flank of the Mountain to the ridge .....moderately graded with about 20 switchbacks. Once on the ridge it is a beautiful easy walk on the narrow long flat ridge to the summit. The ridge which is mostly wooded with evergreens seemed to go on forever, it offers some views.
The summit is wooded, no views, 1 1/2 hour RT.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1003 ft / 306 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:mts trail from brp's balsam gap overlook
    Trailhead:blue ridge parkway N of ashville  5317 ft / 1620 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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