Ascent of Potato Knob on 2010-10-17

Climber: pat stout

Date:Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Potato Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6400 ft / 1950 m

Ascent Trip Report

Earned this one. Went via the East Ridge from the MST. This side gets a little steep. An actual class III rock move in one spot. There are several moss covered boulders around the summit area that could claim the distinction of Buncombe High point. Fun one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1300 ft / 396 m
    Route:MST, to E Ridge
    Trailhead:Mt Mitchell Rd, 1/2 mi from BRP  5100 ft / 1554 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble

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