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Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Carolina Mountain Club

Showing Chase DuPont's first Winter ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 24, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18561276 
2.Clingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13731304 
3.Mount Sterling1781Eastern Great Smoky Mountains20289 
4.Wayah Bald1628Nantahala Mountains43127 
5.Fryingpan Mountain1622Great Balsam Mountains11062 
6.Albert Mountain1585Georgia Blue Ridge61112 
7.Yellow Mountain1563South NC Blue Ridge Crest46526 
8.Green Knob1548N NC Blue Ridge Crest23251 
9.Cowee Bald1507Cowee Mountains50720 
10.Mount Cammerer1502Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2101 
11.Camp Creek Bald1476Bald Mountains52953 
12.Little Snowball Mountain-Northeast Peak1439Great Craggy Mountains2418 
13.Joanna Bald1437Unicoi Mountains40120 
14.Barnett Knob1422Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15728 
15.Wesser Bald1410Nantahala Mountains22890 
16.Flat Top Mountain1389N NC Blue Ridge Crest32981 
17.Chambers Mountain1371Newfound Mountain Region23717 
18.Bearwallow Mountain1290South NC Blue Ridge Crest413111 
19.Shuckstack1225Western Great Smoky Mountains9186 
20.Mount Noble Lookout Tower1170Central Great Smoky Mountains3715 
21.Rich Mountain1119Bald Mountains21650 
22.Moores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont439105 
23.Rendezvous Mountain744N NC Blue Ridge Crest4920 
24.Panther Top699Georgia Blue Ridge15016 

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List Description

This list shows major summits in western North Carolina that have lookout towers on their summits. Since many peaks in the Southern Appalachians are thickly forested to the very summit, the towers on these peaks offer fine views over the trees. Many of these towers are old fire lookouts, but others were build for the benefit of tourists (including towers on Mount Mitchell and Clingmans Dome).

Note that the Little Snowball fire lookout tower has been removed from the Northeast Peak of Little Snowball Mountain and reconstructed at a valley site, the Big Ivy Historical Campus. To get credit from the Carolina Mountain Club for completing this list, you must hike to the old mountain site, plus drive to the tower in its new location and climb it there.


     Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers (Barr)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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