Craggy Dome Climber's Log

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JRaphaelson - Oct 16, 2019 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2019

From visitor center  Sucess!

Great hike despite not having any views that day. Right down the road after the hike we had sweeping views.


technicolorNH - May 13, 2018 7:04 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2018

Short tunnel hike  Sucess!

Twenty minutes from the Graybeard overlook. Secluded but surprisingly buggy for the area. If you're looking for views go to the Craggy Pinnacle overlook.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Jun 13, 2017 7:05 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2017

From Greybeard Overlook  Sucess!

My grandmother used to tell me stories of her two-day outfitted ascent of "Old Craggy" with pack mules, done from Black Mountain almost exactly 100 years ago. But the mountain fell into obscurity after that, and the trail disappeared ... I believe my 2017 visit to the summit (on the reestablished trail) is the first by my family in a century.


eric-griz - Nov 1, 2013 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2013

Beautiful day hike  Sucess!

I was expecting cooler temps and packed my hat and gloves. I didn't need them though as I hiked in short sleeves. I started from Balsam Gap.


dudewatson - Sep 26, 2011 10:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

First Sixer for Challenge  Sucess!

After coming from the Craggy Gardens picnic area on the MST, this ascent was extremely difficult!! I was worn out when I got to the top, but I made it.


mlandau3 - Jan 9, 2011 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005

The Only Sixer In The Craggy;s  Sucess!

When it's clear, great views of the Blacks from the bushwhack. We did this from the Craggy Picnic Area.


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

It's a sixer

with a nice peek of a view here and there.


gwave47 - Dec 4, 2006 2:04 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2006

From Blue Ridge Parkway Southbound on MTS Trail  Sucess!

Fun Hike with a little ice. Some dicey steps but great views from half way up.

Dottie Little Tent

Dottie Little Tent - Sep 14, 2006 9:31 pm

Craggy  Sucess!

Last time I was there I saw a makeshift grave complete with cross and flowers, looked like maybe a pet. Weird! Anyway nice place close to Asheville and it is really cool in heavy fog walking through the laurel tunnels.


GAHikerGirl - Apr 20, 2006 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2005

Steep Climb and a Bit Difficult to Follow at Times...  Sucess!

Bagged this one by starting at Mt. Mitchell ranger station and taking MST south-west, so we approached it from the north east. Much better than heading north.


Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 10:16 am

Route Climbed: Walker Falls to MST then bushwhack to the summit. Date Climbed: January 9, 2005  Sucess!

This was a relatively difficult route for this mountain. There is a much shorter and easier route from Greybeard View overlook via the MST.

Lesson taken from this trip: HEATH BALDS AREN"T BALD!!


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