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jpvtVia Roaring Brook Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


excellent day hike, great view of the ADK peaks. Took Roaring Brook to the summit, and the Ridge Trail > crossover > Roaring Brook on the way down.
Posted Jun 17, 2007 3:34 pm

zofonSnowy Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2002
Climbed this mountain for the first time on May 17th, 2002 in the last snow of the season. There was 3" of snow near the top. It was snowing quite hard while I was up top. When its not snowing, its a very nice hike in both winter and summer. It can get crowded in the summer (I saw 70 people on the summit on an August day).
Posted Apr 12, 2007 6:04 pm

TiogaBradfordFrom Chapel Pond  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007


Climbed Giant via the Ridge Trail from Chapel Pond with my brother. We had good weather, and the views were obscured at times by clouds, but they broke once we got on top. A very nice time!
Posted Mar 19, 2007 12:26 am

The edgeADK #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2005

The edge

just ten days back from Big Mac!!;
With my new friend Monika;!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:53 pm

mancopaDon't drink and Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2004


Solo hike up Giant. Had a bit too much to drink the night before, so this was a slow, soberingly cold day. Also tagged Rocky Peak Ridge.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 1:14 am

EnapaiFrom Chapel Pond TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2007


Nice Ascent. First time in the winter, had prevously summited during the summer. Light snow made for no views at the summit.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 2:40 pm

anthonym98eagle slide?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006


i believe that i was on the eagle slide. i followed all the info i had the best i could. it was very wet and difficult to get up, did it solo and it was very rewarding. picture perfect day in the dax.
Posted Nov 7, 2006 8:24 pm

Jerry LNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2006

Jerry L

I think this was my favorite hike of the (9) 4,000 ers that I did. I enjoyed the scrambling up the rock faces and my feet stayed dry the entire time.
Posted Nov 4, 2006 12:59 pm

lalpinistBeautiful day for a hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006


Cold, sunny-ish day. Icy conditions on the exposed rock of Giant. 46r #3532. Amydoll's 6th high peak.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 3:54 pm

TLPTook the Zander Scott  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006


Saved this one for the fall so I could hopefully see some nice fall colors. Good God did that strategy work out! Amazing sights from this mountain showing the Adirondacks in their fall best. Outstanding clear day. Got an early start and beat the crowds going up while I was going down. Really was just an outstanding day.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 9:00 pm

rasgoatgood hike  Sucess!


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


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


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


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

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


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!


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!


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!


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

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