Stone Mountain

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Stone Mountain is just another mysterious result from long ago when the Earth had a "molten burp" in the Appalachians of NC. Like Looking Glass Rock, Stone Mountain is a roughly rounded protrusion that proudly possesses a curving cliff line of solid rock. There are many technical routes up the steep faces of the mountain with some providing up to 600 ft. of climbing. Some areas atop Stone Mountain resemble a barren moonscape due to the solid and holistically smooth stone surface of much of the mountain. Whether you acheive the summit via the strenuous summit trail or a technical climb. Maxing out on this abnormal Appalachian protrusion is quite an experience.

Elevation (feet): 2,600
Elevation (meters): 792
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Difficulty: Walk Up
Best months for climbing: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Asheville/Roanoke
Convenient Center: Sparta/N. Wilkesboro

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Stone Mountain.

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  • Log #13587 - by Brad Scruggs on May 05, 2003
    A nice hike for anyone. Great mountain and best view in Georgia. I read somewhere that Atlanta cannot have an underground subway system as the lode of granite that comprises Stone Mountain runs under...
  • Log #13588 - by ronnie nielsen on June 08, 2000
    snowfall in early april made the glacier creep below the famous cross on the approach ridge, a scenario that might cause difficulties for the inexperienced, especially then compined with the low...
  • Log #13589 - by Matt Kirk on Feb 22, 2000
    I've been visiting stone mountain since I was a kid. It's impressive personality is perhaps one of the first things that drew me to take up backpacking and climbing. A stroll along the sloping cliff...