Ascent of Wildcat Rock on 2018-06-18

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, June 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wildcat Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3760 ft / 1146 m

Ascent Trip Report

Located just past the now closed Bluffs Lodge in the center of Doughton Park (the largest “Park” managed by the National Forest Service on or near the BRP). This short walk up on a paved trail leads to an immense water tank and several incredible views of the Caudill Cabin (last structural survivor of a huge storm that swept through this upside down teardrop-shaped area over 150 years ago) and the Caudill Creek basin NW of Stone Mountain State Park. Visited here first with my wife in 2018 and again in the Spring of 2019.
On a good day, the vista are amazing and it is one my favorite places in NC to stop and have lunch on the trail.

From here, you can re-trace your steps to your vehicle or head Northeast to the companion summit of Fodder Stack.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Paved Trail
    Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  3740 ft / 1139 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes

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