Ridgepole Mountain, North Carolina

Prominence: 683 ft, 208 m

Elevation: 5043 feet, 1537 meters

True Isolation: 2.35 mi, 3.78 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5043 ft / 1537 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)34° 59' 55'' N, 83° 29' 11'' W
34.998495, -83.486409 (Dec Deg)
273082 E 3875701 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionClay

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     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #192)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 22
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 22)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2007-05-24 by Ben Lostracco
     2009-04-18 by Jeff Rinehart
     2012-04-22 by Mark Prosser (Unsuccessful)
     2012-10-28 by Mark Prosser
     2014-03-02 by Dan Hildebrand
     2014-04-11 by John Chambers
     2015-01-17 by Jared Salzmann
     2019-11-02 by Barrett Wood
     2020-12-05 by Jack Forester (GPS Track)
     2020-12-05 by Holly Saxby (GPS Track)

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The view from up in a tree in winter on top of Ridgepole (2015-01-17). Photo by Jared Salzmann.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 683 ft/208 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 723 ft/220 m
  Key Col: Betty Creek Gap    4360 ft/1329 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.35 mi/3.78 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.0175, -83.5208
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Big Butt  (NW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Southern Blue Ridge Front
Range5: Georgia Blue Ridge
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
South Blue Ridge
Drainage Basins
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean

Little Tennessee
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Wilderness/Special Area: Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area
Topo MapDillard O34083h4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Heading down a not advised southern ascent of Ridgepole. Grassy Ridge is in background This quickly became steep and the worst undergrowth we've ever bushed whacked through with no options on either side due to worse slopes. BUT, amazing views! (2020-12-05). Photo by Holly Saxby.
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Photo location Jack Forester, Josh Forester, Shanna Irving, and Holly Saxby (left to right) just south of peak on a rocky exposure on the bushwhack from Ridgepole Mt to Grassy Ridge in GA: 34.9972776,-83.4863912 (2020-12-05). Photo by Jack Forester.
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