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rasgoatgood hike  Sucess!

rasgoat

great day hike. steady climb right off rt 73 all the way to the top! next time i'll be on the slides!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 11:11 pm

royswkrFrom the W, took 8.5 hours!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003
Drizzly humid day, feeling sluggish, spent a lot of time scuffing water bars. One passing hiker seemed to think that was a crazy idea, but higher up I saw some recently scuffed!
Posted Jul 22, 2006 3:40 pm

The OgreGiant via Ridge Trail  Sucess!

The Ogre

Giant via Ridge Trail in winter... bring crampons (and snowshoes of course). In several places water flows right down the trail, and forms thick water ice...like "climbing" a gently sloping waterfall. The trees are thick, so going around these ice sections is not much of an option, either. The upside: This is a short hike, I soloed Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge together in 6 hours round trip (trails already broken out).
Posted Jul 16, 2006 5:01 pm

doctorpeakbaggerTough Monkey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

doctorpeakbagger

Weather was a mess, trails are brooks, and the hike is steep. Nonetheless, a great day in the ADK.
Posted May 21, 2006 9:35 pm

gambitGiant solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006

gambit

My very first solo climb. My trusty Atlas 10-30's were great, but crampons were definitely needed for almost the whole climb. Lots and lots of ice. Incredible views of Noonmark and Round Mtn, as well as Rocky Peak Ridge.
I took a stab at Rocky Peak after doing Giant, but an icewall about 1/3 down Giant prevented further progress. Very arduous climb through the snow back to the junction.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 11:16 pm

James_WRidge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2006

James_W

Great day to be on Giant. Crampons were needed for at least 1/3 of the trail, snowshoes were worthless past the first 600 feet ascent. Clear views of the range, one of the last beautiful days of winter. Descent made for fantastic self arrest practice on sketchy/icy parts.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 7:20 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: Ridge Trail Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

My wife & her parents went up the Nubble, and I hiked up Giant alone from there. Well, not really alone because it was Labor day weekend and this is a popular mountain. It was a fun, steep climb, though, with plenty of views on the way up. The view from the summit is phenomenal, with dozens of major peaks visible. One of the most interesting summits in the ADKs with its steep dropoff & slides below.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 1:02 pm

evilprooferRoute Climbed: Chapel Pond Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

evilproofer

Weird choice of hike: pouring rain at the bottom, misty 100-ft visibility at the top. But beautiful even in that light, very Lord of the Rings up in the krummholz. Clouds lifted on the descent and I saw how magnificent the views could be -- I must do it again on a clear day!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 12:14 am

James_WRoute Climbed: Via Rocky Peak Ridge Date Climbed: May, 2003  Sucess!

James_W

A good hard 3 miles up this wonderful trail. Many views of Dix range, Round and Great Range on the way up. Heavy mud above 3000ft. Marcy pokes her head out as you gain elevation. There was at least 30 people on the summit this day including dogs.
Posted Jul 20, 2005 1:57 pm

vanny37Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

vanny37

Great hike, slightly hazy day.
Posted May 23, 2005 10:05 am

woodstriderRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: 8/12/96 and 1/17/99  Sucess!

woodstrider

great views both times
Posted May 4, 2005 4:21 pm

jaikansiRoute Climbed: ROARING BROOK TRAIL Date Climbed: SEPTEMBER 26 2004  Sucess!

jaikansi

THIS WAS A VERY NICE CLIMB ALTHOUGH THE ASCENT DID FEEL LONGER THAN 3.6 MILES. VIEWS WERE GREAT ESPECIALLY WITH THE CHANGING LEAVES.
Posted Oct 7, 2004 7:35 pm

one6180339Route Climbed: Zander Scott Trail Date Climbed: August 1989  Sucess!

one6180339

This was the first mountain I ever climbed.
Posted Sep 24, 2004 11:05 pm

mikethehikerRoute Climbed: rocky peak ridge Date Climbed: june 2004  Sucess!

mikethehiker

Superb hike when done through the ridge; but it's 12 miles of good hiking. Got some rain between rocky peak and giant's summit, otherwise, very nice day.
Posted Sep 8, 2004 9:20 pm

rumyqtpi2Route Climbed: Zander Scott trail Date Climbed: Aug 17th 2004  Sucess!
Nice trail. Well marked. Hiking boots necessary in wet conditions. Saw some people with running shoes slip. Don't let the false summit throw you off - keep going!
Posted Aug 19, 2004 2:13 pm

redcell6613Date Climbed: numerous times  Sucess!

redcell6613

Great ice in the winter
Posted Jul 12, 2004 8:43 pm

cragRoute Climbed: Ridge Date Climbed: March 4, 1996  Sucess!

crag

Been up this one several times. Fun, short hike with excellent views. Definitely fun in the winter.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 2:47 pm

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

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