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Bark EaterGreat day in the high peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Bark Eater

#43/46. With RD Jim. We had a perfect weather day with clear skies, low humidity, and NO BUGS! Amazing for late May! Fun hike. 12.5 hours RT from Upper Works, which included Cliff as well.
Posted May 25, 2015 3:40 pm

OnagerMount Redfield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013


Summited Mount Redfield during a 3 day backpacking trip. We came in late in the day from the Upper Works Trailhead and stayed Friday night at one of the Calamity Lean-Tos. In them morning we followed the trail from Lake Colden to Uphill Lean-to and climbed Redfield first, and Cliff second. Stayed the night again and came back the way we started on Sunday Morning. While officially trailess, I would find it difficult to get lost since the herd paths are well defined for both mountains.
Posted Sep 15, 2013 3:41 pm

yadahzoemtnMy 46th High Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009


This was my 46th High Peak. We celebrated back at the car with a bottle of champagne that Dan had stashed in Bill's car!
Posted Sep 1, 2013 10:59 pm

ScAtTeRbOnERedfield & Cliff Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012


Nice cool spring day. Enjoyed falls on Opalescent and Uphill Brook. Great views from summit. Watched a military plane buzz over Marcy.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 5:53 pm

Bkoziol3Memorial Day Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2012


Muddy Trek from up from Lake Colden. #30
Posted Jun 4, 2012 5:02 pm

jpbourqueGray, Redfield and cliff from Lake Colden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011
Canadian thanksgiving weekend. Summer weather throughout. We left Montreal at 3 pm and started hiking at 7 pm in the dark from South Meadows. We camped at avalanche lake tent site. Next morning we dropped our stuff at Lake Colden and hiked Gray from Lake Tear. First unmaintained trail to summit.The day after, we hiked Redfield from Uphill lean-to and met a lady 46er and her son. Desccended to the fork with the trail to Cliff Mt. An a propos name for that mountain. On the 10th we hiked back to the car and stopped at the Mountaineers in Keene.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 12:44 pm

stokelFirst Winter Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2009


Steep but short from Uphill Lean-to.
Posted Jun 17, 2011 11:32 am

triyodaLonger than I thought.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011


Spent the night in the Feldspar Brook Lean-to. Wanted to get Cliff as well, but it took almost 90 minutes (breaking trail the whole way to get to the summit).
Posted Feb 6, 2011 2:58 pm

mvallee81Nice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


Very nice climb, the trail was fairly obvious, thanks to those generous hikers who maintain the herd paths to the "trailless" peaks. About 20 cm of snow at higher altitude, great view, no wind. Perfect! Same conditions applied to her neighbour, Cliff Mtn, though it was muddy at the top.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 12:12 pm

JimWallace#45  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009


Finally on a third attemp I was able to summit Redfield.The first failed attempt was a torn tendon,then a bushwhack from Allen turned into just making it out before nightfall.This last attemp was perfect.This summit was well worth all of the effort....JimW
Posted Jan 10, 2010 10:34 pm

EastcoastMikeFrom Four Corners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009


Clouds rolled in, no views.
Posted Jul 23, 2009 8:10 am

TahawusMount Redfield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006


Climbed with Cliff via the Uphill Brook Trail from Tahawus. Herd path is in decent shape; not nearly as bad as Cliff. Had a well-deserved snack on the summit. Had good views looking South as well.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 9:41 pm

EnapaiFrom ADK with Cliff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


Beautiful views, great weather. Bugs were not too bad. Uphill Brook was roaring with all the recent rain. Enjoyed lunch at the falls after summiting. Hit Cliff on the way out. Big loop through both Arnold and Avalanche Pass by way of ADK Loj.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 4:33 pm

starship_jenFrom Upper Works  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008


Hiked with Paul and had to break trail from just past Lake Colden, all the way to the summit of Redfield. Exhausting! And, we still had to get to Cliff! Long and tiring day, but we made it to both. This peak marked #24/46. : )
Posted Feb 11, 2008 8:42 am

The edgeADK #42  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2005

The edge

what a feast...
lots of snow on the top!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 6:29 pm

mike_lindacherRoute Climbed: Main Path from Uphill Lean-to Date Climbed: 8/3/05  Sucess!


In all, Redfield's a nice walk. Little blowdown, no false summits, water on the way. Go for Cliff first, then tackle this guy.
Posted Aug 20, 2005 9:52 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: The herdpath Date Climbed: 8/31/96 and 2/1/98  Sucess!


Lovely hikes both times- summit lounging and views
Posted Aug 9, 2005 4:25 pm

hillmanRoute Climbed: uphill brook Date Climbed: 6-3-04  Sucess!


Clearly marked and easy to follow with the 46er improvements. Nice easy hike.
Posted Jun 6, 2004 2:48 pm

ADKhiker46Route Climbed: Trail 121 to start of herd path Date Climbed: April 9th, 2004  Sucess!


Followed a very flagged path (flags die out after 100 yards or so) and then packed trail to the top of Redfield. Annoying as hell in some places! I always seem to get hit in the face with the branches when it gets tight and on this mountain it gets REAL tight. Good luck.
Posted Apr 11, 2004 8:14 pm

WhiteLiefRoute Climbed: From Uphill Brook Lean-To Date Climbed: February 17, 2004  Sucess!


We took the multi-day approach to Redfield, though most people are climbing this as a day trip from ADK Loj or Upper Works. We camped at Lake Arnold.

Following a nicely packed snowshoe trail, this was a straightforward climb to the top. Deep snow meant ducking here and there, but the trail was easy to follow. (See my comments on the route in the "Getting There" section.)

Climb this mountain in the winter! No blowdown tangles at all.

Finally, the views are fantastic from the approach and from the summit.

-David White-Lief
Posted Feb 20, 2004 9:44 am

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