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Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge

Carolina Mountain Club

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

RankPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18571276 
2.Clingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13761304 
3.Mount Sterling1781Eastern Great Smoky Mountains20289 
4.Wayah Bald1628Nantahala Mountains49127 
5.Fryingpan Mountain1628Great Balsam Mountains12262 
6.Albert Mountain1591Georgia Blue Ridge73112 
7.Yellow Mountain1563South NC Blue Ridge Crest47226 
8.Green Knob1554N NC Blue Ridge Crest24451 
9.Cowee Bald1507Cowee Mountains51320 
10.Mount Cammerer1502Eastern Great Smoky Mountains9101 
11.Camp Creek Bald1476Bald Mountains52953 
12.Little Snowball Mountain-Northeast Peak1445Great Craggy Mountains3718 
13.Joanna Bald1444Unicoi Mountains41520 
14.Barnett Knob1428Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16328 
15.Wesser Bald1410Nantahala Mountains23490 
16.Flat Top Mountain1389N NC Blue Ridge Crest33581 
17.Chambers Mountain1371Newfound Mountain Region24317 
18.Bearwallow Mountain1290South NC Blue Ridge Crest413111 
19.Shuckstack1225Western Great Smoky Mountains9886 
20.Mount Noble Lookout Tower1177Central Great Smoky Mountains4915 
21.Rich Mountain1125Bald Mountains22950 
22.Moores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont442105 
23.Rendezvous Mountain750N NC Blue Ridge Crest6120 
24.Panther Top705Georgia Blue Ridge16216 

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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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