Ascent of Big Scaly on 2014-11-15

Climber: Jared Salzmann

Others in Party:AOC
Date:Saturday, November 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Scaly
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5040 ft / 1536 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike with AOC. Hiked from Tate City Rd towards Beech Creek. Most of the trail is an old road. No markings. Saw the falls and headed north to Case Knife Gap. Then south up Fork Ridge to the peak of Big Scaly Mtn. Nice view to the south west. When we returned to Case Knife Gap, we turned left. This old road takes you back a different route to Tate City Rd. We stopped to check out the Chimney rock on the way.

This is a long steady climb followed by a long steady descent. There aren't many steep sections (although 500 ft/mi for 6 miles is no walk in the park).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2871 ft / 874 m
    Extra Gain:223 ft / 67 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.6 mi / 18.7 km
    Trailhead:Tate City Rd  2615 ft / 797 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 57 Minutes

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