Ascent of Craggy Dome on 2009-07-02

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Craggy Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6080 ft / 1853 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an easy one to summit. Start at the Greybeard Overlook off of the BRP. Take the trail headed south out of the overlook (MST) and continue straight where the MST crosses over the BRP. The manway is tame at first but becomes steeper as you go. In the summer the trail gets quite overgrown and can be a bit dangerous coming back down when you can't see where you're stepping. Looks like there is a decent view from the summit but it was cloudy when I was there. You'll come to a very pronounced rock near the top but it is not the summit. Continue on and you'll see a post in the ground marking the true summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:488 ft / 148 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:488 ft / 148 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Manway off of MST
    Start Trailhead:Greybeard Overlook  5592 ft / 1704 m
    Time:26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: CraggyDome-Blackstock

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Craggy Dome2009-07-02488 ft / 149 m
4Blackstock Knob2009-07-021000 ft / 305 m
5Patton Knob2009-07-02176 ft / 54 m
6(Attempt) Bullhead Mountain2009-07-0249 ft / 15 m
Total Trip Gain: 1713 ft / 523 m

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