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Ascent of Grassy Cove Top on 2021-01-13

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grassy Cove Top
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made a 2nd ascent of this peak heading up the Old Butt Knob/Art Loeb Trails after bagging Shining Rock.

The old Art Loeb trail that ascents from the present trail was a lot easier to ascend in the winter compared to my first visit here back in the summer. At the top I explored around and got some shit-your-pants spectacular views towards Black Balsam Knob. I simply could not believe how clear and calm it was out!!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2640 ft / 804 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2640 ft / 804 m
    Route:Old Butt Knob Trail/Art Loeb 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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