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Ascent of Wolf Rock on 2021-01-19

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wolf Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2024 ft / 616 m

Ascent Trip Report

My second peak on my Hanging Rock summit adventure.

This peak is a little odd to bag. The old topo map displayed on this website lists "Wolf Rock" as the top of a long ridgeline that lies SW of Hanging Rock. The Gaia GPS app I was using listed this peak as "Cole Gap Mountain" and having been here many times I know the Wolf Rock itself is further down the ridgeline and is not the HP of the mountain. Therefore, I decided to tag the highest points I could find on both the ridgeline and the Wolf Rock formation.

The HP of the ridgeline is just fifteen or so off to the right of the trail when heading to Cook's Wall. It easily able to be spotted as there are piles of dead thorns all around it. The HP is a small rock jutting out of the ground.

I continued down the trail to the Wolf Rock outcropping and scrambled around until I found the highest point of it.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Hanging Rock Trail/Cook's Wall Trail
    Start Trailhead:Hanging Rock Parking Lot  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hanging Rock 1/19/2021

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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