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sskeep4 in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Scott, Pat and I did Basin along with Mt. Marcy, Saddleback and Haystack from the Garden's parking lot. Did the last 3 miles the next day. Great climbing, most people went to Marcy, only saw a few people at the other 3 mountains.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 9:19 pm

TahawusBasin Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006


Climbed with Haystack and Saddleback via the Range Trail from the Garden. Looked like it was going to rain for most of the way. Great views from the summit. A few miles away Marcy was still in the clouds but otherwise the views were unobscured.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 5:24 pm

Sam PageGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Sam Page

This was part of an 18+ mile loop that included Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, and Basin. After 5000+ feet of elevation gain, the 300+ feet of elevation gain while "descending" the Shorey Short Cut was demoralizing.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 11:33 am

MoapaPkMany times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 1972


First was in a snow storm in 1972. This was a part of many Great Range traverses, including at least 2 backpacks. Loved the old snowbird lean-to, slant rock lean-to. sigh.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 8:52 pm

MattGreeneDeep Powder  Sucess!
I see why it's called "Basin". What a snow collector!
Posted Dec 1, 2007 10:10 pm

starship_jenFrom the Garden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007


Hit Basin with Paul after summiting Haystack. Icy in spots, but good views from the top. Headed to Saddleback from there. 13/46.
Posted Nov 11, 2007 10:05 pm

EastcoastMikeOn the way to Haystack  Sucess!


Climbed en route to Haystack
Posted Oct 17, 2007 10:27 pm

Bark EaterBivvied on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1977

Bark Eater

Camped in a hollow in the spruce thicket just off the summit, back in the days when it was socially acceptable to do such things. The sunset is still burned in my memory.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 5:33 pm

birdnyBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1994


Climbed with brothers Bob and Mike via Saddleback. Nice hike, nice day, nice views. Doesnt get much better. I dont recomend the Shorey Cut trail, it sucked LOL
Posted Jun 22, 2007 9:29 am

The edgeADK #37  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005

The edge

great loop with buddy alain;
I had a nice nap on the top waiting for my friend!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 6:25 pm

mancopaBirthday Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2004


Hit this as part of a loop with Marcy and Saddleback. Spent the previous night at Slant Rock Leanto. Poured at night, but besides that, we had great summer weather. Great views.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 1:12 am

danny-boySpectacular  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2004


Spent the night open air at about -20C under Slant Rock. Then a tough hike through knee-deep snow and over/under fallen trees to the summit. Increadible views and sunny skies, then off to Saddleback
Posted Oct 4, 2006 12:41 am

rasgoatgreat loop  Sucess!


camped near johns brook lodge. went up saddle back to basin and back. better in other direction
Posted Aug 6, 2006 11:10 pm

The Ogreincomplete Great Range Traverse

The Ogre

Spring 2006, solo. 1am start from The Garden. Summited Marcy at 6:30, then proceeded to Haystack, Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolf Jaw. Decided not to go to Lower Wolf Jaw, so it wasn't a full Great Range Traverse (which arguably might include Skylight as well).
Posted Jul 19, 2006 5:00 am

foreverwildEnroute to Haystack  Sucess!


Climbed enroute to being blasted by wind and rain on Haystack.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 9:33 pm

fredscRoute Climbed: Phelps and Range Trails Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!
I did this one in combination with Haystack and Saddleback, which gave me a nicely changing perspective of the Great Range as I went from peak to peak. Giant, Big Slide, Rocky Peak Ridge and Lake Placid are also visible under clear sky conditions. From Basin you get a magnificent view of Haystack, with Marcy and I think Slylight peeking out from behind. Can't see much to the southeast from Basin's summit. The approach from the west is somewhat arduous due to a long vertical ascent and shear rock faces near the top. Suggest you bring some glucose energy supplement and/or Gatorade as a pick-me-up.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 3:11 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: Feb 15, 99 and Aug 24, 96  Sucess!


Solo both times
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:25 pm

diverbikerRoute Climbed: Garden Via Shorey Short Cut Date Climbed: 25 March 2005  Sucess!


Great winter climb and my 46th. Climbed with Mike F... we started early and made a day of it including Saddleback. Deep snow with a broken trail, the weather and views were great. Had a small bottle of champagne on top to celebrate my 46th. The scramble up Saddleback was a bit hairy... but worth the trip.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 5:33 am

mavs0Route Climbed: Range Trail Date Climbed: 8-04  Sucess!


Was with hillman below during the lightning storm mentioned below. Been there several other times too. Basin is a special place for me.
Posted Mar 20, 2005 2:35 pm

Bill JirousekDate Climbed: Sometime in the 90's  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

Don't remember much about this one other than knee pain.
Posted Sep 29, 2004 3:36 pm

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