Ascent of Chestnut Ridge on 2021-01-13

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chestnut Ridge
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5420 ft / 1652 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak was my first of the great Southern Appalachian Mountains to be bagged in 2021. Feels great to be back!!

Heading up the short, but absolutely brutal ascent from Shining Creek Gap, I found this small summit with the help of my Avenza map. The summit itself is nothing more than a small bump on the ridgeline with clearly higher ground visible to the NW. Tagged a couple of possible high points, none of which were more than 15 feet off the trail.

There was a nice coat of snow on the trail. Weather was completely clear and it was absolutely dead calm out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2020 ft / 615 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2020 ft / 615 m
    Route:Old Butt Knob Trail
    Start Trailhead:Shining Creek Trailhead  3400 ft / 1036 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock 01/13/2021

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Chestnut Ridge2021-01-132020 ft / 616 m
2Old Butt Knob2021-01-132125 ft / 648 m
3Dog Loser Knob2021-01-132361 ft / 720 m
4Shining Rock2021-01-132600 ft / 792 m
5Grassy Cove Top2021-01-132640 ft / 805 m
6Flower Knob2021-01-132480 ft / 756 m
Total Trip Gain: 14226 ft / 4337 m

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