Grassi Knob from the Highline Trail

At the creek and trail for the Grassi Knob

At the Ships Prow Creek and trail for the Grassi Knob

Friday June 5th 2015

There is no official route up to the Grassi Knob but a worn track up through the moss-covered forest is making the trail easy to find. Start on the east end of Wilson Way in the Peaks of Grassi. Head up the Highline Trail to the east west connector cross a small bridge looking for the trail sign  for the east, west fork. Turn left,east. Cross the Ships Prow Creek and a few steps later a small trail is visible on your right. Dafferns trail description talks about scrambling easy slabs on the creek but the trail now stays in the trees avoiding the slippy wet slabs.

Steep going through trees and moss underfoot

Steep going through trees and moss underfoot

This is the early part of the trail.

Last section can be a scranmble or a walk around to the left

Last section can be a scramble or a walk around to the left

This part can be an easy scramble or by going left avoids all rocks on a worn trail.

Summit Grassi Knob

Summit Grassi Knob

The route up through the trees to the rock abutment

The route up through the trees to the rock abutment

View East to Dead Mans Flats

View East to Dead Mans Flats

 

Distance return 3.0 km Time return 3 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 770 m Summit height 2160 m

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