Ascent of Ross Mountain on 2012-04-14

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ross Mountain
    Location:USA-South Carolina
    Elevation:1800 ft / 548 m

Ascent Trip Report

Loggers had just finished clear-cutting this knoll when I drove up. From SC107, take Tunnel Town Road to Ross Mountain Road, which eventually transitions from a paved county road to a gravel Forest Service road.

While out here, you can also bag the unranked high point of well-known Stumphouse Mtn, which is on the other side of Ross Mtn Road and nearly indistinguishable on this rolling plateau. This bump is a little higher than the ridge above the historic Stumphouse Mtn Tunnel, a couple of miles to the SE.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:Ross Mountain Road  1790 ft / 545 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)

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