Ascent of Chatham County High Point on 2017-08-11

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chatham County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:774 ft / 235 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two HPS here.

The first is easily obtainable to the west of Siler City by accessing Siler City Fire Tower Road from Siler City- Glendon Road. It is a drive up a well maintained gravel road to several communications towers on top. Knocked around the site for a bit to see if I could find the BM, but no luck. Besides me and a few millipedes that meandered in the dewy fog laden grass, there was little to be seen. Someone looks they have had a good time shooting at the Tower warning signs but all was quiet this morning.

The second is also fairly accessible now that development has began off of Ward Harris Road near the Silk Hope. I took a bumpy dirt road up to the summit and crawled through some brush to reach this summit among spiders and ticks. If you travel a bit further south on the road, you are met with a pretty (currently undeveloped) vista south of the rolling hills.

Both came in at about 770 feet with approximately a 50 foot rise each +/-. I like the second better, but both allow you to reach your goal.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Total Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
partly Cloudy with low hanging clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Maintained Road and trail
    Start Trailhead:Maintained Road, Unmaintained Road  724 ft / 220 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Trail and Maintained Roadbed
    End Trailhead:Bushwhack and Unmaintained Road  724 ft / 220 m
    Time:10 Minutes

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