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rockymountaindivaGlad its over  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012


Pile of huge loose rocks, another one to NOT re-do for fun.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 4:56 pm

blueshadeWilson + Gladstone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013


Did after climbing Wilson Peak while waiting for friends to summit. Fairly mellow C3/C4 depending on how hard you want to make it on the ridge. 1.5hrs from the top of Wilson at what felt like a lethargic pace.
Posted Jul 1, 2013 11:53 am

km_donovanNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


Got slowed down due to a brief early morning shower. Dry by the time I was topping out. You have to love the crowbar for a summit marker.
Posted Sep 1, 2012 11:58 pm

miztflipGnarly Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012


Kind of glazed over this one and figured it would be a gimme peak while in Navajo Basin. Climbed it after summiting Wilson Peak. Gimme it is NOT, this peak is for real. Great ridge traverse with some REAL class 3 on questionable blocks.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 10:04 pm

ScottGladstone  Sucess!


July 2001. Beautiful summit.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 10:20 am

Matt LemkeEvening Jaunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012

Matt Lemke

Did the evening after doing Wilson Peak. Fun scramble on the N ridge. I challenged myself a little and tried to stay on the ridge proper more.
Posted Jul 11, 2012 11:09 pm

strudolyubovNorth Ridge from Rock of Ages  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


Solo climb of the North Ridge from the new Rock of Ages TH. Started from where the standard Wilson Peak trail crosses the ridge to Gladstone Peak. Stayed on the ridge crest all the way to the summit. Returned the same way. Nice climb, reasonably solid if you stay on or close to the ridge crest.
Posted Jun 24, 2012 2:08 pm

shknbkeNortheast face from Bilk Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


Very challenging day to say the least. See TR. Bilk Basin is a beast in spring! Glad to finally have Gladstone done.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 9:23 am

chicagotransplantNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


As Jamie said, a memorable day! He, Kevin and I were first stymied by a log across the road a mile short of the trailhead, then the bridge over Bilk Creek was non-existent and we had to bushwhack along it in the dark to get to a snow bridge.

The climb itself was a lot of fun and in a great setting, there are some spectacular waterfalls along this trail, definitely worth checking out this basin!
Posted Jun 1, 2010 10:15 am

shanahan96northeast face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


climbed the northeast face w/mike and kevin. the combination of the tree-loaded approach, a raging river and hideous bushwhacking made for a memorable experience before even setting foot on gladstone itself!

after all that the climb itself was very mellow to the east ridge, topping out from there. a memorable experience to say the least, one not soon to be forgotten.

Posted May 29, 2010 11:06 pm

BigRobNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


From Sunshine Mesa TH with Hoot. Good stuff.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 12:48 am

KieferAfter Mt. Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


A demanding ridge run. Definately more then what we expected. All in all, I think more mentally challenging then the Wilsons.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 4:58 am

SarahThompsonNorth Ridge after Wilson peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


I think this was my stupidest climb ever. Backpacked into Navajo Basin and awoke to horrible weather. Electrical storms passed through in waves all day. Managed to climb Wilson Peak, hiding out in the old mining cabin to let a storm pass on the way up. Retreated back to the cabin on the way down and then went on to Gladstone. The sky was black, but I had summit fever. My partner waited low on the ridge while I scrambled as fast as I could up to the summit and back. Upon my return, I felt my hair standing up. We booked it down steep, slippery, loose talus back into the basin. Just plain dumb!
Posted May 23, 2008 3:41 pm

MountainHikerCOSilver Pick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1995


I did Gladstone from Silver Pick Basin via Rock of Ages. I started up the Wilson Peak standard route until it intersected with the ridge to Gladstone. On the return I saw a avalanche of snow, mud & rock. When the main mass came to a stop, one rock the size of a soccer ball continued down Navajo Basin at a fast pace.
Posted Mar 10, 2008 11:34 pm

gremlinnorth ridge  Sucess!


quite loose, but makes it more interesting. almost lost the hack on the summit
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:11 am

Brian KaletFrom Sunshine Mesa TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Brian Kalet

There was fresh snow already.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 11:56 pm

markhyamsNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2002


Very loose ridge. We definitely found the tetering, grand piano-sized rock that Roach describes. Real class 3 climbing. Super-dry that year. This is the year that the San Juans had a 6% of normal snowpack in the spring. Climbed in tennis shoes in late June!
Posted Mar 3, 2006 1:14 am

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: north ridge Date Climbed: summer 2000?  Sucess!


Was camped in the area and thought this one looked tougher and more interesting than Wilson Peak, so off we went. Fun scramble with decent exposure and a couple of funky moves, and a great little summit!
Posted Sep 12, 2005 3:42 am

nickdRoute Climbed: Complete North Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 16, 2003  Sucess!


Since I inherited the page, I thought I'd best get up there again and check it out. Decided to climb the entire North Ridge to get some pics and beta for the page. I underestimated the amount of snow that collected on the east side of the ridge during the heavy storms of the last couple of weeks. It made for a tougher climb, as traversing left (east) of difficult points on the ridge was problematic. The inability to pass the difficult spots made the climb actually alot like the Wilson-El Diente traverse in terms of difficulty.

Luckily, I had good weather, and got up and down (car to car at the gate closure) in 7 hours. If I remember correctly, it can be done in 5 hrs. car to car when dry.

Posted Sep 17, 2003 7:39 pm

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