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Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge - Multiple Ascents Grid

Carolina Mountain Club

Showing all of Ben Lostracco's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 10 out of 24, or 41.67%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
1.Mount Mitchell668460891 1996-08-01 b  
2.Clingmans Dome664345032 1996-08-01 a  2007-06-02 e 
3.Mount Sterling5842663   
4.Wayah Bald53421421 2007-05-25 c  
5.Fryingpan Mountain53203601 2009-08-14 b  
6.Albert Mountain52002001 2007-05-24 c  
7.Yellow Mountain51271527   
8.Green Knob5080760   
9.Cowee Bald49441664   
10.Mount Cammerer492881 2007-06-05 h  
11.Camp Creek Bald484417371 2007-06-11 a  
12.Little Snowball Mountain-Northeast Peak472080   
13.Joanna Bald47161316   
14.Barnett Knob4665516   
15.Wesser Bald46277471 2007-05-25 f  
16.Flat Top Mountain45581078   
17.Chambers Mountain4498778   
18.Bearwallow Mountain42321354   
19.Shuckstack40203001 2007-05-31 a  
20.Mount Noble Lookout Tower3840120   
21.Rich Mountain36707101 2007-06-10 b  
22.Moores Knob25791439   
23.Rendezvous Mountain2440160   
24.Panther Top2293493   

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Ben Lostracco, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

This list shows major summits in western North Carolina that have lookout towers on their summits. Since many peaks in the Southern Appalachians are thickly forested to the very summit, the towers on these peaks offer fine views over the trees. Many of these towers are old fire lookouts, but others were build for the benefit of tourists (including towers on Mount Mitchell and Clingmans Dome).

Note that the Little Snowball fire lookout tower has been removed from the Northeast Peak of Little Snowball Mountain and reconstructed at a valley site, the Big Ivy Historical Campus. To get credit from the Carolina Mountain Club for completing this list, you must hike to the old mountain site, plus drive to the tower in its new location and climb it there.


     Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers (Barr)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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