Ascent of Chimney Top Mountain on 2008-01-19

Climber: Brian Stansberry

Date:Saturday, January 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chimney Top Mountain
    Elevation:3140 ft / 957 m

Ascent Trip Report

Chimney Top Mountain is located in the Cumberland Mountains (Frozen Head State Park) of Tennessee. The Chimney Top Mountain Trail from the parking lot is fairly easy until the last half-mile or so. The trail along the summit ridge goes straight up the slope at a greater-than 45 degree angle. The main capstone is appx. 25 feet high, most of which is sheer rock. There is a rock fall on the east side of the capstone allowing for a gear-less climb, however. An opening at the north base of the capstone forms a natural rock shelter (there is a sign inside the shelter).
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Chimney Top Mountain Trail
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Chimney Top Mountain Trail/Spicewood Branch Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Chimney Top Mountain Trail

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Chimney Top Mountain2008-01-19 
2Mart Fields2008-01-19 

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