Ascent of Yonah Mountain on 2017-05-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Yonah Mountain
    Elevation:3156 ft / 961 m

Ascent Trip Report

A granite mound of slabs visible for miles. Potentially another batholith based on the rounded granite edges in places and sloped ledges (similar to Stone Mountain but far more eroded and pronounced). Very nice views and some very steep hiking in places. I parked in the standard TH parking off Chambers Road... But then decided to hike down to the paved road (Chambers) to make my TH start lower and make it more of a hike. The green blaze trail is well marked. There are some impressive scrambling and bouldering areas here for those interested. The heavy rain earlier in the day made the trail and rock not so good for rock climbing and there were no Army Rangers training. The clay was slippery and many slabs were running water still and unsafe to up-smear or scramble. Still, I found some off-trail herd path areas with some fun lower class 3 to play on before summitting.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1686 ft / 513 m
    Total Elevation Loss:130 ft / 38 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+, 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1621 ft / 494 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1556 ft / 474 m; Extra: 65 ft / 19m
    Loss on way in:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:See TR
    Start Trailhead:parking lot and then road  1600 ft / 487 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:65 ft / 19 m
    Gain on way out:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    End Trailhead:parking  
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-6

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 a713 ft / 217 m
2Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 b140 ft / 43 m
3Pigeon Hill2017-05-01 c40 ft / 12 m
4Pigeon Hill2017-05-01 d220 ft / 67 m
5Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 e380 ft / 116 m
6Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 f383 ft / 117 m
7Yonah Mountain2017-05-01 g1686 ft / 514 m
8Long Mountain2017-05-01 h170 ft / 52 m
9Pine Mountain2017-05-01 i722 ft / 220 m
9Pigeon Hill2017-05-02 a225 ft / 69 m
10Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-02 b430 ft / 131 m
11Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-02 c401 ft / 122 m
13Pigeon Hill2017-05-02 e25 ft / 8 m
Total Trip Gain: 5535 ft / 1688 m    Total Trip Loss: 3582 ft / 1093 m

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