Peaks

 

40

 

 

Pursuers

 

337

 

 

Finishers

 

3

 

 

The 40 peaks over 6000 feet in the Southern Appalachians with at least 200 ft prominence or isolation of .75 miles. Includes peaks in North Carolina and Tennessee lying in the Smokies, Plott-Balsams, Great-Balsams, Craggy Mountains, Black Mountains, and Roan Mountains. A true test of navigation skills, about a third of these peaks have no discernable trail to the summit. Sponsored by the Carolina Mountain Club, see more at http://www.carolinamountainclub.org/index.cfm/do/pages.view/id/23/page/South-Beyond-6000

 

Highest peak

Mount Mitchell

6,684 ft / 2,037 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Mitchell

6,089 ft / 1,855 m

Most summited peak

Clingmans Dome

250 summits

Most difficult peak

Richland Balsam

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 7 peaks

Top climbing months

June   12%

April   12%

May   11%

Highlights