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Ascent of Old Butt Knob on 2021-01-13

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Butt Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5525 ft / 1684 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged this peak while heading up the Old Butt Knob Trail. The summit area is pretty broad and flat, and the highest ground appeared to be on the western edge of the ridge. I tagged several possible high points, each just a few feet off the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2125 ft / 647 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2125 ft / 647 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:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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