Old Rag Mountain Climber's Log

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Provotrout

Provotrout - Nov 10, 2011 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2011

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Went up ridgeline scramble, came down saddle trail in back. Snow on the top 2/3rds, very nice but cold and windy.

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9/30/2005

hightinerary

hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 9:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011

X+  Sucess!

I have climbed it at least ten times.

WildBlue

WildBlue - May 5, 2011 10:08 am

Favorite place on earth  Sucess!

This was one of the first mountains I ever climbed, if not the first. I was 11 years old, and since then I have probably been up it at least 30 times, during all seasons of the year. Once when I was 14 my friends and I did a winter ascent, off trail, with homemade ice axes! In a lot of ways I grew up on this mountain.

MtMtnHiker

MtMtnHiker - Mar 14, 2011 8:46 pm

Old Rag  Sucess!

Solo climb that started it all.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 30, 2011 3:27 pm

Intro to a greater world  Sucess!

Been up there many times and in all seasons. Winter is the best because it's less crowded, the air is cleaner, and snow and ice can throw interesting twists into the route.

This was my first mountain that required anything more than plain hiking to get to the top. That was in May 1994, I think. It opened my eyes to a bigger and better mountain world.

sparkes384

sparkes384 - Nov 25, 2010 11:03 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010

Moonlight hike  Sucess!

Great hike with some great friends.

jasano2

jasano2 - Nov 15, 2010 8:15 am Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010

Good Old Rag  Sucess!

Finally got to experience 1st hand the ragged one. Definitely worthy of it's title and many repeats to come. There is no shortage of friendly faces that's for sure!

96avs01

96avs01 - Nov 6, 2010 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2010

Thoroughly Enjoyed  Sucess!

Great dayhike with some remaining fall colors. The summit was packed with a corporate team building party having quite a good time with sandwiches and wine.

ericvandrick - Oct 29, 2010 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Fall 10  Sucess!

Did this with my dad. It was a fun hike.

TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Aug 21, 2010 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Better than DC....  Sucess!

A welcome relief to get away from the noise and traffic of DC! To date, this is my favorite peak in the South.

mike_lindacher

mike_lindacher - Aug 21, 2010 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2002

Old Ragger

It's just too hot down south ....

callthedoctor

callthedoctor - Jun 29, 2010 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010

Westerner on Vacation  Sucess!

Wife and I were on vacation from Arizona and staying at Massanutten Resort...we did several waterfall hikes in the Shenandoah NP. Saw this hike online as favored in the area and decided to do it and I'm glad we did. Very nice hike, the class III stuff was a blast...we did the entire loop. Hindsite, I think it would have been better to do Ridge trail to Byrd's Nest then back again...as the fire road back was a bit wide for my liking. Overall a great day, saw a HUGE garter snake.

mtsptfam

mtsptfam - Jun 25, 2010 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

Awesome Creation  Sucess!

I climbed this mt. many times when I was a teen and had moved on to bigger and higher mountains. I decided to revisit Old Rag a few years ago and was reminded of how great some of the climbs are here in the East. I took a few well behaved teens the past two times and enjoyed seeing them soak it up. I only have two issues with this hike. Even if you go at a non busy time you still have to park at the second parking lot now that the upper lot is closed to the public. The second is the new trend for people to hike up the fire road and down the ridge tends to traffic jam things even more in the tight sections since your waiting for people to go up and come down. It is just easier if everyone is going in the same direction. I understand why though and that wont keep me from going back again and again myself in the upcoming years.

chilkoot

chilkoot - May 8, 2010 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2010

Great southern hike  Sucess!

What a nice hike. Very different from other hikes in the area, I have wanted to do this one for awhile. Took my two kids and they loved all the scrambles, caves, ropes, and boulders. Great views from the top with clear skies. Note that the upper parking area is now permamently closed.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Apr 17, 2010 8:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2010

Fun  Sucess!

Fun Hike!

mackus

mackus - Oct 13, 2009 9:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

Westerner on the Old Rag  Sucess!

This was my first mountain East of the Mississippi and it inspired me to venture out and explore new mountains around VA. I have since done it two other times and love it.

Epica

Epica - Sep 21, 2009 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 1988

My first mountain... I think  Sucess!

It was many years ago, but I think this was my first mountain..... I was with 2 or 3 other girls from my Girl Scout troop, and we did it as a 2 day backpack... wish I had some pictures!

Judd97

Judd97 - Aug 17, 2009 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Revisited  Sucess!

Did the full loop with a group of friends. I was the only one to have previously climbed the peak, so it was fun to expose new folks to this great east coast mountain.

JHH60

JHH60 - Jun 23, 2009 4:34 pm

First real mountain  Sucess!

Climbed this several times in Jr. High and High School.

scotthsu

scotthsu - Jun 18, 2009 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

fun scramble  Sucess!

really enjoyed the sustained class 3 scramble up and the easy hike down the forest road. we even got a parking spot at the trailhead!

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