MacRae Peak, North Carolina

Prominence: 166 ft, 51 m

Elevation: 5846 feet, 1782 meters

True Isolation: 0.15 mi, 0.23 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5846 ft / 1782 m
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Raven Rocks
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Grandfather Mountain
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 6' 6'' N, 81° 49' 21'' W
36.101681, -81.822573 (Dec Deg)
425958 E 3995540 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionAvery

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     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #53)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 142
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 128)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1999-09-04 by Tom Layton (Unsuccessful)
     2000 a by Tom Layton
     2004-10-13 by Mike Gourley
     2008-04-14 by Greg Sears
     2011-09-13 by Dennis Stewart
     2014-05-17 by Bryan Marchant
     2015-05-17 by Tomoko Nakajima
     2015-09-13 by Norman Ouellette
     2016-02-19 by Bryan Marchant (Unsuccessful)
     2016-03-22 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2016-06-11 by Holly Saxby
     2016-10-09 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2017-04-15 by Justin P (GPS Track)
     2017-08-28 by Mike Gourley (GPS Track)
     2018-04-01 by Kirk Shirar
     2018-09-03 by Scott Leslie
     2019-11-10 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2019-12-06 by William Sanderson
     2020-03-08 by Henry Pharr
     2020-06-21 by Stav Basis
     2021-06-05 by Raven Matherne (GPS Track)
     2022-09-25 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)
     2022-12-17 by Chaney Swiney (GPS Track)
     2023-03-27 by Veronica Ashcroft

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looking NE from just below the summit. MacRae Peak is the block on the right, Attic Window Peak is the forested hump on the left (2022-12-17). Photo by Chaney Swiney.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 166 ft/51 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 206 ft/63 m
  Line Parent: Attic Window Peak
  Key Col: McRae Gap    5680 ft/1731 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.15 mi/0.23 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.1033, -81.8208
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Attic Window Peak  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Southern Blue Ridge Front
Range5: N NC Blue Ridge Crest
Drainage BasinsCatawba
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Topo MapGrandfather Mountain O36081a7 1:24,000
Data SourceGPS Reading or LIDAR
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Other Photos

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summit benchmark (2022-12-17). Photo by Chaney Swiney.
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