Spruce Knob Climber's Log

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NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Route Climbed: From Parking Lot Date Climbed: April 9, 2005  Sucess!

HP #2. First of the "Highpoint Trifecta" of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Left from Virginia Beach at 6:00 am and didn't see one cloud all day!


jaygeekray - Jun 26, 2006 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2004

Nice View  Sucess!

Drove up and walked the short path to the tower to enjoy the view. Nice change of pace between climbing Seneca Rocks and the Nelson Rocks Via Ferrata. Beautiful "Almost Heaven" country.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 11:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006

Spruce Knob  Sucess!

Drove to Spruce Knob from Seneca Rocks, WV on long, rough, curvy road to summit parking lot. Thunderstorms. Cold and windy at the top. Hiked around on the nearby trails and met some interesting people. HP #15 and our 9th HP of the week.


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2002

3rd state highoint in one day  Sucess!

Beautiful day. This was my ninth state high point and 3rd eastern state highpoint. Previous two done earlier the same day


koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:50 pm

Route Climbed: Drive-up Date Climbed: August 31, 2002  Sucess!

Highpoint #11 for me; first 2-HP day. Sadly the weather was cloudy and we had zero view.


straydog5 - Nov 4, 2005 10:46 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: 2004 June 14  Sucess!

All Around, here you can find nice hikes. Nothing really hard, and nice views, specially in fall.


vanman798 - Oct 20, 2005 2:09 pm

Route Climbed: Drove up the road Date Climbed: May 2005

Nice views on the drive up to the top!

I've driven up to Spruce Knob twice. Once on labor day in 2001 and again on Memorial day weekend 2005.


TLP - Sep 27, 2005 12:16 pm

Route Climbed: drive-up Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

One of the roads was closed, so took the saw-mill run road. No view whatsoever on the top. Totally foggy. Interesting trees though.


sufferjoy - Mar 18, 2005 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: straight up through bush and all Date Climbed: Summer 1999  Sucess!

A night before, I drank too much, and in the morning I had a terrible hangover. I puked until noon.

My companions left for the Spruce Knob summit without me, and they walked on the road (you know, there is a road right to the summit).

Then something inside me told me I had to get moving to get better, so I stood up, picked up a bottle of water, and went on. I was about an hour behind my friends, so I decided to fuck the road and go straight up through woods, swamp, bush, rock, etc. Guess what... I was on the summit an hour before my friends got there!

I got it confirmed again: if you are sick, or confused, or in a bad mood, get your ass together and get moving, and everything will normalize.


EastKing - Feb 10, 2005 3:09 pm

Route Climbed: Summit Road to trail Date Climbed: July and Oct (twice) 98', July 99'  Sucess!

Never signed the summit log due to the fact that my car went up 99% of the mountain. Loop trail though has great views.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 30, 2005 5:32 pm

Route Climbed: From Parking Lot Date Climbed: November 8, 2001  Sucess!

Easy walk.


mtsptfam - Dec 16, 2004 12:35 pm

Route Climbed: Uh, We walked from the car to the observation tower Date Climbed: April 21, 2001  Sucess!

Well, this was my second high point. West Virginia is very beautiful and if you catch it on a clear day it is very panoramic. I didn't, so my wife and I were treated to high winds and lots of fog. God is so creative in His creation.


climber404 - Oct 8, 2004 3:42 pm

Route Climbed: The big unpaved one Date Climbed: June, 04  Sucess!

Not much of a hike, but the kids enjoyed it. Great views.


phillinley - Sep 24, 2004 12:39 am

Date Climbed: May 21, 2004  Sucess!

My friend had to be dropped off half way up he was going to lose his cookies. I loved the windy road!


MtnWoman - Apr 3, 2004 11:37 pm

Route Climbed: short one from parking lot Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Good bouldering to be done just off the trail. Pretty trail.


Chris - Mar 22, 2004 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Forest Service Road Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

Well, I guess this wasn't really a climb, but hey, it's another highpoint. Good views, nice country.


desainme - Mar 20, 2004 8:47 pm

Route Climbed: Post Seneca car ride Date Climbed: summer 80 or 81  Sucess!

I was the passenger and remember the drive up from the Germany Valley up the slopes through a beautiful if second growth white oak forest. Good views over east toward Nelson or Champe Rocks.


CharlesD - Mar 20, 2004 7:21 pm

Route Climbed: The standard short walk from the car... Date Climbed: June 20, 2003  Sucess!

I'd been meaning to actually climb this one, but all available trails are quite long and there's this nice road right up to the summit. anyway, tack on another state highpoint. Lovely.


tlogan - Mar 20, 2004 7:14 am

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: April 25 1989  Sucess!

Went on a field trip with my classmates... most just horsed around but a few of us were actually interested in getting to the top... nice views.


climber46 - Nov 10, 2003 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: October 12, 2003  Sucess!

Michael and I set out to climb the highest point of West Virginia and Maryland this day. The fall colors were close to peak around here. The drive up the gravel forest road enchanted us with the pure nonstop yellows. It did seem like a long drive.

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