Ascent of Plott Balsam Mountain on 2015-05-29

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Plott Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6088 ft / 1855 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1659 ft / 505 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1608 ft / 489 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1/Bushwhack
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:384 ft / 117 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 377 ft / 115 m; Extra: 7 ft / 2m
    Loss on way in:7 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Plott Balsam Trail (un-named)
    Start Trailhead:Saddle between Mt. Lyn Lowry and Plott Balsam Moun  5711 ft / 1740 m
    Time:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1601 ft / 487 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 326 ft / 99 m; Extra: 1275 ft / 388m
    Gain on way out:1275 ft / 388 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Plott Balsam Trail (un-named)
    End Trailhead:Trailhead to Yellow Face Mountain off BRP  5762 ft / 1756 m
    Time:2 Hours 53 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsams

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Waterrock Knob2015-05-29578 ft / 176 m
2Browning Knob2015-05-29157 ft / 48 m
3Mount Lyn Lowry2015-05-29557 ft / 170 m
4Plott Balsam Mountain2015-05-291659 ft / 506 m
5Yellow Face2015-05-29564 ft / 172 m
Total Trip Gain: 3515 ft / 1072 m    Total Trip Loss: 3401 ft / 1037 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Albert Wolff
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