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Ascent of Point Misery on 2020-12-21

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Monday, December 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Point Misery
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5715 ft / 1741 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak lives up to it's name as the ascent from the gap below Little Butt is fought with a great deal of misery. After all the pain, the trail doesn't even go over the high point! It skirts just to the right of it, and the true summit is located just to the left of the trail. I followed a short manway to it. At the top is a surveyor's benchmark and a geocaching ammo can. I identified two possible higher points to the immediate north and south of the benchmark, so I tagged them both to make sure I grabbed the true summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1463 ft / 445 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1463 ft / 445 m
    Route:Big Butt Trail
    Start Trailhead:Cane River Gap  4252 ft / 1296 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: I like Big Butt and I cannot lie

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Flat Spring Knob2020-12-211428 ft / 435 m
2Big Butt2020-12-211668 ft / 508 m
3Little Butt2020-12-211348 ft / 411 m
4Point Misery2020-12-211463 ft / 446 m
5Brush Fence Ridge2020-12-211228 ft / 374 m
6Walker Knob2020-12-211230 ft / 375 m
7Blackstock Knob2020-12-212068 ft / 630 m
Total Trip Gain: 10433 ft / 3179 m



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