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distressbarkFoggy Lake to SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015


Hiked the trail from Barlow Pass in thick cloud cover until just below Gothic Basin, where the weather improved drastically. Blue bird day from thereon. Followed the very well-worn trail from Foggy Lake up to the SE ridge of Gothic. Following the ridge proper involves a little bit of route-finding, so some parties may simply want to hike up the scree to the east of the ridge. Class III route with no real exposure was very evident from the base of the summit block. A very short climb to the beautiful summit. Great views of Mount Baker and Glacier Peak! Ran into at least 50 people over the course of the day... Gothic Basin is a very beautiful, popular destination!
Posted Oct 5, 2015 3:28 pm

mrjenks85Gothic Peak and Del Campo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2015


Did this one as part of a long day hike of both Gothic Peak and Del Campo.

Fun to get views of and from both peaks in the same hike.

Basin was choked with campers who said we were crazy to do both peaks in one day from Barlow Pass. Gave one tired looking couple who straggled in late in the day a tip-off to the best campsite (its up on the ridge, and comes with its own pond for water, and has views to the West).

Bonus - saw a mountain goat lounging in the snow to beat the heat.

Unique and beautiful area
Posted Jun 8, 2015 1:17 pm

MoonerUp I Go


02/28/15- Camped just below the summit with Natasha. Had a beautiful sunrise on a low snow year. Took 7 mins to summit from camp
Posted Mar 10, 2015 12:47 pm

james.ngSunny Summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014
Great views! Rainier, Adams, Pilchuck, Three Fingers, Pugh, Adams, Del Campo, Glacier, Stuart, and Daniels were all visible! Make sure you aren't confused by the tarn before foggy lake. Alot of the campers in Gothic Basin told me the pond was Foggy Lake...I was disappointed until the following day on the way up to the summit block. What a surprise!
Posted Oct 7, 2014 2:54 pm

adamschneidersnow-free in September  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2013


I climbed Gothic Peak as an add-on to a Gothic Basin hike... my first time in the North Cascades. It was an easy scramble on (mostly) excellent rock. If I ever get up there again, I'm gonna go up Del Campo.
Posted Sep 16, 2013 2:28 pm

relicLong time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1990


Date is a wild guess. Scenic area.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 3:08 pm

tcingrumGothic  Sucess!


Simple scramble to cap off a good hike.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 9:07 pm

kevinsaGothic Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1992


Combined this one with Del Campo for a "2fer".
Posted Sep 17, 2012 9:55 pm

CzechMarkDeceiving  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Spent a great night @ Foggy Lake then climbed Gothic the next morning. The scramble looked a lot longer and harder than it really was. Caught glimpses of Mt Baker, Glacier Peak, and Mt Rainier thru the clouds
Posted Sep 3, 2012 1:08 am

gimpilator7 Hours Round Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011


The late snow this year made the approach easier. I used to think that the summit block would be a tough scramble but its not hard if you go to the south side.
Posted Aug 17, 2011 12:35 am

beaudaddy85Beautiful Area


Weather was in the upper 80's. Gothic Basin can get pretty warm. Made it to Foggy Lake. Decided to climb Gothic Peak instead of Del Campo. We only had enough time to do one or the other. Got some bunk directions at the lake that really messed us up. Made it to about 100' from the summit and searched for any signs of trail for about an hour. We finally went all the way to the left where the cliff is at, then turned right and scrambled up some pretty exposed boulders but ran out of time. We didnt want to commit to far up with our time...we still weren't convinced then that this was the route. Later found out that the way we were scrambling was the correct route. Bummer, we were so close. We are going to do an overnighter in 2010 and summit both Del Campo and Gothic...
Posted Jan 27, 2010 8:08 pm

mtncorgscrambled up from the lake  Sucess!


at least it wasn't as wet as earlier in the day when we were atop Del Campo, but I still have to come here for the views I missed ;-]
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:43 pm

project360Summer climb in paradise
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


What a better way than to spend the weekend?
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:57 pm

ericwillhiteGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2002


Good choice! For some bad pictures but good map see http://www.willhiteweb.com/monte_cristo_range/del_campo/gothic_peak_090.htm
Posted Oct 7, 2009 2:03 am

laurelFoggy Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


Overnight trip, camped by Foggy Lake. Sunday morning we awoke and gained the summit of Gothic, to views of rocky peaks, pines, and tarns veiled by fog.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 2:03 pm

Karl HelserFun Scramble...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Karl Helser

Left Portland at 7:00am Friday, got to Barlow Pass parking lot at noon. Hiked up to Foggy Lake and spent the rest of the day scouting for a flat, dry spot for camp. Up early Saturday morning to shoot some sunrise pics then after breakfast scrambled Del Campo. Came back to camp for lunch then off to Gothic peak. Came back to camp for dinner and a few sunset pics. Bucked camp early Sunday morning and headed out. Big spaghetti feed at The Omega restaurant in Granite Falls (highly recommend). Back in Portland by early evening. The weather was cool & crisp at night and warm & sunny during the day. Gothic Basin is a really cool place to spend a few days exploring the surrounding peaks. I'll definitely be back to explore other routes. I love the rock slabs...It's like walking on sandpaper.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 12:49 pm

osatrikSE Ridge - solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 1999


I love the upper part of this hike, the upper traverse past the waterfalls and then across the slabs to enter photogenic Gothic Basin.
I was up there once with a couple of other OSATers (Pete S and ?) when it was pouring rain, and we felt like salmon going upstream on the trail. Stood behind a rock at the lake out of the wind, and then hustled back down the creek.
A few years later I returned by myself to do the scramble on a beautiful day.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 5:16 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Andy Dewey

Fun climb, especially last bit to the summit. Awesome views! Climbed Del Campo as well.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 5:34 pm

setrentGothic Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2004
A moderate sramble to some outstanding views. The nearby Castle Crags are also interesting scrambles to worthy summits.
Posted Feb 28, 2006 5:49 pm

pokeystikDate Climbed: August 6, 2005


One of the most scenic hikes!!! I went with my friend, Alainna. We only went to Gothic Basin & partway up Del Campo for killer views. Alainna got burned, so for all you fair skin people, slather on the sunblock!
Posted Aug 10, 2005 3:05 am

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