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hillmanRoute Climbed: from rte 73 Date Climbed: august 19 2002  Sucess!

hillman

Short and sweet. Not alot of water.
Posted Sep 23, 2003 9:20 pm

kevsmithRoute Climbed: Ridge trail up, Roaring Brook down Date Climbed: 31, May 2003  Sucess!

kevsmith

My first experience in the ADK high peaks, was not sure what to expect. Perfect weather conditions, high 60s w/ light wind, mostly cloudy. Encountered only a few hikers along the way, generally a secluded climb.



Ascended via Ridge trail, a few nice vistas along the way. Visibility high and views spectacular to me at the time. Peak only moderately populated, and slightly cooler. Descended via Roaring Brook, a nice scenery change. Great first climb.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 4:29 pm

climber46Route Climbed: Ridge Trail, East Trail from RPR; 2nd Feather of the Eagle Slide Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2000; Sep 29, 2002; Jun 22, 2003  Sucess!

climber46

this is a great mountain; I love all the outstanding routes to the summit. even after climbing the 2nd feather of the eagle slide, I can now focus on climbing the other west face slides, and then work on the east face rock slides as well!
Posted Aug 6, 2003 7:46 pm

desainmeRoute Climbed: Washbowl Date Climbed: June 30 1992  Sucess!

desainme

Shared a good bottle of wine the night before at the washbowl. Walked this one in big old overkill boots. Great views at the top and not a few black flies in the spruce at the top.
Posted May 13, 2003 5:28 pm

mt10climberRoute Climbed: Ridge Trail Date Climbed: November 23,2002  Sucess!

mt10climber

Did this peak because partner never showed to try and find some ice to climb. Beautiful day, great views on the way of the slab.
Posted Feb 14, 2003 12:50 pm

jospaulRoute Climbed: Ridge trail via Washbowl Date Climbed: October 13, 2002  Sucess!
Major problem locating the trailhead from Chapel Pond so we freeclimbed the rocky face and met up with the trail at the Giant Washbowl and followed it up to the summit. The ascent was a steady one and we made good time however the weather turned against us as we approached the summit and rain moved in. Visibility was low, but it proved a good hike regardless.
Posted Oct 14, 2002 6:10 pm

myronploofRoute Climbed: Ridge Trail Date Climbed: October 11, 2002  Sucess!
Tried to beat the holiday crowds. Got an early start, very cloudy, misty and wet but kept on going. Reached summit 2.5 hrs later. In the clouds...50' visibility. We waited an hour or so at peak, it did not clear. Oh well, a great climb anyway. Some views at the rock passes. Always a good day going up!!
Posted Oct 14, 2002 8:52 am

skiing311Route Climbed: Ridge Trail Date Climbed: August 19, 2000  Sucess!

skiing311

First mountain I've climbed. Went too fast and didn't drink enough on this steep trail so I was exhausted when I reached the summit. Regardless, the views are great, with most of the High Peaks visible.
Posted Sep 6, 2002 8:27 am

santikenRoute Climbed: Ridge Trail Date Climbed: September 5, 2002  Sucess!
Absolutely perfect weather...the visibility was almost perfect and the many views up the mountain were breathtaking. Plus, when we reached the summit, we were the only two people left on the mountain, the other three parties had already gone down. I really loved this hike...particularly the giant rock slab parts that were marked with little rock formations made by other hikers. I cannot tell you the importance of great visibility when hiking. It really made the difference. Quite a strenuous hike and very steep in parts with a total 3050 vertical...but so beautiful and breathtaking it was well worth it. I can't wait to try a few others out.



Total hiking time was 6 hours with numerous stops and rests and little naps on this beautiful mountain.
Posted Sep 6, 2002 6:53 am

mavs0Route Climbed: Ridge Trail, via Washbowl Date Climbed: 6/1/03  Sucess!

mavs0

Nice, steep climb that was moderatly strenuous. Good views for a large part of the way but a slight haze over the region certainly lessened what could have been an incredible view. 3050 ascent makes this a nice physical outing and fun to do. The main summit area, which is small to begin with, was a little crowded for my liking (10-15 other people).



***NOTE*** Just below the summit a traverse over to Rocky Peak Ridge (4420 ele) makes this a full day and vaults this hike into the STRENUOUS catagory.
Posted Jun 2, 2002 11:00 pm

mtboy417Route Climbed: From 73 via Washbowl Date Climbed: August 01  Sucess!

mtboy417

Great views, but very steep the whole time.
Posted Dec 16, 2001 12:33 pm

William MarlerRoute Climbed: From the highway St Huberts Date Climbed: July 1997,1998,1999  Sucess!

William Marler

Excellent hike but very direct up hill all the way with very little in the way of a break. Nice stream near the bottom to cool off in. Dog loved it. Good vertical assent in a short time. I try and do it once a year. Affords excellent views from the summit.
Posted Oct 9, 2001 1:36 pm

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