Ascent of Ivy Knob on 2012-03-04

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Sunday, March 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ivy Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took WVa. rt.3 (Harper Rd.) out of Beckley to rt. 99. It's a bit over 10 mi. from there to the parking spot. You'll know you're close when the road climbs through long deep rock cuts. You'l also see the tower on the peak from a long way off. You'll find ample parking by the entrance to the gated access road. A 2-fer chp with minimal effort other than the drive up from Beckley. And Boone County, a virtual drive up is only 2 mi. further up rt. 99. All three counties including the drive up from Beckley in well under 2 hours! Snowy today, but will have nice views in clear weather.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:260 ft / 79 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:hwy. 99  3340 ft / 1018 m
    Time:9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Time:7 Minutes

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