Ascent of Hanging Rock on 2021-01-19

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hanging Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2160 ft / 658 m

Ascent Trip Report

Today I set out on truly bagging all of the main peaks along the main ridgelines of Hanging Rock State Park. I visited this park many, many, *many* times while at UNCG but this was well before I felt any need to go out of my way to truly tag all the peaks of Hanging Rock.

And wouldn't you know it, I just found out I didn't truly bag the high point of the mountain!!! I wandered out onto the high NE contour but didn't feel like scrambling up to the top as I had a long hike ahead of me. Neither did I notice the fact that the higher NE contour was marked on Peakbagger before I headed out. Well, I will certainly be back for it very soon.

I did, however, bag the Hanging Bluff formation which is listed here. This formation doesn't really have a "high point" per se but the highest thing around is a narrow rock outcropping to the right of the approach trail. It's a tad bit forested.

It feels great to be at this park again, I look forward to coming back to grab the true high point of the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Frigid, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Hanging Rock Trail
    Start Trailhead:Hanging Rock Parking Lot  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hanging Rock 1/19/2021

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Hanging Rock2021-01-19 
2Wolf Rock2021-01-19 
3House Rock2021-01-19 
4Cooks Wall2021-01-19 
5Devils Chimney2021-01-19 
6Ruben Mountain2021-01-19 
7Huckleberry Ridge2021-01-19 
8Moores Knob2021-01-19 

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