Ascent of Mount Hallback on 2015-06-14

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hallback
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6329 ft / 1929 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started trip on 6/13/15 at about 1700, at the Mt. Mitchell summit. then descended the Mt. Mitchell Trail to Commissary Ride primitive camping site where I spent the night. Started about 0800 travelling the Buncombe Horse Range Trail to Camp Alice Trail and then to the Old Mt. Mitchell Trail. The Mt Hallback summit is reached by a short easy bushwhack off of the Old Mt. Mitchell Trail. There is a sign at the top. No views. Then descended down to the park office via the Old Mt. Mitchell Trial to begin ascent of Gibbes Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:684 ft / 207 m
    Total Elevation Loss:384 ft / 116 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:649 ft / 197 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 549 ft / 168 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Old Mt. Mitchell Trail
    Start Trailhead:Commisary Ridge primitive camping site  5780 ft / 1761 m
    Time:2 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:284 ft / 86 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 249 ft / 76 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Old Mt. Mitchell Trail
    End Trailhead:Mt Mitchell Park Office  6080 ft / 1853 m
    Time:34 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Hallback/Gibbes (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hallback2015-06-14684 ft / 208 m
2Mount Gibbes2015-06-141407 ft / 429 m
Total Trip Gain: 2091 ft / 637 m    Total Trip Loss: 1298 ft / 396 m

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