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jvarholakgreat ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 1972

jvarholak

long day as I recall.....easy but long
Posted Jan 21, 2007 3:46 am

Jerry LRoute Climbed: From Armstrong  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2007

Jerry L

This one was amazingly easy. I had expected more from what I heard. Plenty of snow, ice, and wind at this point.
Posted Jan 18, 2007 1:40 pm

Bill JirousekOrebed trail from JBL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Bill Jirousek

I've been wanting to climb the cables route ever since seeing it from Basin/Saddleback several years ago. I stayed at Johns Brook Lodge for the weekend and had a perfect day to do Gothics/Armstrong/UWJ/LWJ. Blue skies and 70 degrees. The scrambling was fun near the top, didn't need to use the cables. Talked to two guys who had spent the night on top, under the stars. Awesome views of pretty much all the major peaks/ranges.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 2:16 pm

rasgoatAbout time!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

rasgoat

After always wanting to summit this thing, I was happy to be there.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 1:34 am

nartrebGreat Range traverse attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

nartreb

Was still feeling good at this point - not sure at first if I was on Armstrong or Gothics, and not concerned either way. Not so confident as to join WWBF and Mudrat in a side trip up Pyramid, but enjoying a day on the ridge.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 2:13 pm

The OgreSawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong, and the Wolf Jaws from the Ausable Club  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2006

The Ogre

4am start, solo. 1st Winter 46 hike, and 1st time on these peaks. Hiked the packed snow on the road from the parking to the dam. Broke trail from the dam to Pyramid-Sawteeth col, saw sunrise from the col. Wow. Summited Sawteeth (1st W46 summit!) and then back down; still breaking trail most of the way up Pyramid. An ADK group from Albany caught up with me while I was taking a break and I summited Pyramid (sub-peak of Gothics) with them. They were grateful to have followed my tracks all the way from the dam. Then they broke trail over Gothics' summit and all the way to Armstrong's summit; I was taking my time snapping photos on Gothics so I got to follow a broken trail finally. I caught up with them again on Armstrong's summit. They were heading back down to the Ausable Valley, so I ended up breaking trail alone again, till I was taking a break sitting in the middle of the trail while descending Armstrong to Upper Wolf Jaw. It was then that Rejean glissaded (on his butt) into me. A great hiking partnership was born! We summited Upper and Lower Wolf Jaws together. We then parted ways again, as we were parked at different trailheads. I then proceeded to lose the unbroken trail after traversing LWJ, it got dark out, and I had to bushwhack out and down through thick spruce, between cliffs and down a rockslide, and finally down a steep, half-frozen creek for several miles. Sorry to write such a long log entry, but it was a helluva hike. Planning to write a trip report about it eventually - I learned a lot that day! Still hiking with Rejean - just did a Presidential Range (New Hampshire) traverse with him - one day, 20 miles, 9000' total ascent! Finally someone who can keep up with me;-)
Posted Jul 19, 2006 4:43 am

foreverwildSolo with Armstrong and Pyramid  Sucess!

foreverwild

Long but nice day from Ore Bed
Posted Apr 20, 2006 9:14 pm

Global_09Solo Gothics climb
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2006

Global_09

Climbed the North Face of gothics solo. Had a great time. Read my trip report on my new page dedicated to climbing gothics north face. just search in SP for "Gothics North Face."
Posted Mar 16, 2006 10:39 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Steep Trail Date Climbed: June 2, 1993  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

College days- probably my favorite peak in the ranges- steeper and more interesting than some of the other. Got 28 of 46 before heading West.
Posted Jan 11, 2006 3:17 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

Brilliant climbing on the north face! Thin easy ice at the bottom with a snow gully in the center of the face. The topout was thin ice again and then an amazing big cornice right on top. We descended the ridge trail to the south and back to out skies for the ski out to the Garden.
Posted Oct 17, 2005 5:11 pm

James_WRoute Climbed: Via Ausable Club Road Date Climbed: May, 2005

James_W

Long approach up that dammned road.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 10:31 am

iceisniceRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: summer '00  Sucess!

iceisnice

Great alpine route. Lower fifth class for 5-7 pitches if you rope up. We did it ropeless and thoroughly enjoyed the slabs! I wonder if there is a direct route up the middle of the face? Would also make a stellar winter outing.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 12:57 am

lilmountaingirlRoute Climbed: Roostercomb Trailhead to Range Trail Date Climbed: July 8, 2005  Sucess!

lilmountaingirl

This was a doozy of a day. Came up from Roostercomb, Lower & Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong. Got socked in beginning at Lower Wolfjaw and had a nasty descent down the cables (3 of our 6 fell). Cut our day short and skipped Saddleback and Basin, heading down to Orr Bed Shelter instead. Nothing but rain and slippery conditions with no visibility. It was great. Looking forward to getting back there in better weather conditions.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 7:11 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Range Trail Date Climbed: 5/25/96 and 2/15/99  Sucess!

woodstrider

both times solo, both times crossing the summit on a snow field.
Posted May 4, 2005 4:20 pm

Brian PierzRoute Climbed: Range Trail from Armstrong Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Pierz

Last of three on the day, from Upper Wolf Jaw and Armstrong. Tackled this one with the ROTM gang: Mike, Tom, Mr. Baio, and Chris. We hoped to lounge around on top for a while and do a dusk ascent, but the rain and hard winds sent us back down the mountain. The views were good, but on a sunny day I bet they're fantastic.



The cables are back, and I had never seen the originals, but these more resembled a long garden hose. Real handy on the slick wet rock though. Also handy are the new Tabasco-flavored Cheese-its, they're so tasty.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 1:18 pm

hekki6Route Climbed: Loop of Weld trail and Beaver Meadow Date Climbed: 9/4/04  Sucess!
Lots of clouds on top, but still got some great views.The view from Pyramid was outstanding.This has to be the most spectacular view in the Adirondacks!!!!
Posted Sep 7, 2004 11:18 pm

n8jojohnsonRoute Climbed: From the Garden Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

n8jojohnson

Part of a long, 24-mile day hike. My favorite mountain out of all of them.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 11:51 am

dspalRoute Climbed: Upper Wolf Jaw trail Date Climbed: June 1996  Sucess!

dspal

Long hike with good view of ADK's the whole way, scrambling, ladders and cables in some areas...
Posted Aug 1, 2004 12:07 pm

doctorpeakbaggerRoute Climbed: Trailhead along long road then up mt. Date Climbed: November 1, 2003  Sucess!

doctorpeakbagger

Nice range to hit Armstrong and Sawteeth as well. No other climbers met along the way. Bridge still out.
Posted Jun 19, 2004 8:27 pm

mikethehikerRoute Climbed: john brooks Date Climbed: june 2003  Sucess!

mikethehiker

Very nice hike with camping at the orebed lean-to
Posted Feb 23, 2004 7:37 pm

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