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Ascent of Red Mountain-South Peak on 2018-01-07

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, January 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Mountain-South Peak
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:770 ft / 234 m

Ascent Trip Report

Durham County HP

Take US 501 north from Durham and then at the town of Rougemont, turn right on Red Mountain Road. Turn left on Quarterhorse Run and drive up hill to the top of the ridge. Park off the road here and clamber through the woods eastward to a prominently marked pole above the BM encased in concrete. Would be nice to think the lot was off limits for development due to this marker :).

This was the second of 5 central North Carolina HPs I bagged in the next 18 hours on a trip to Halifax for a court hearing the next day (not mine!). This was the coldest weather these areas had seen in years.

For kicks I walked on to Red Mountain, which lies in Person County (see separate entry).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Total Elevation Loss:15 ft / 4 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Frigid
Partly Cloudy and very cold
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Bushwack from Road
    Start Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  755 ft / 230 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Bushwack to Road
    End Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  755 ft / 230 m
    Time:10 Minutes



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