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mancopaSpur trail off Phelps trail to Mt. Marcy  Sucess!

mancopa

Fun little trip. Did this peak, spent the night at Marcy Dam Leanto. Very easy, and great for a beginner in the High Peaks.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 12:41 am

lalpinistBlue Skies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

lalpinist

Cold, but beautiful. Not much snow. Some ice, but relatively good trail conditions.
Posted Jan 25, 2007 3:46 pm

doctorpeakbaggerFirst winter high peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2005

doctorpeakbagger

Amazing hike in the winer from the dam. Careful with those pine martins.
Posted Apr 21, 2006 7:02 pm

foreverwildQuick ascent and a nap  Sucess!

foreverwild

Made it up from heart lake in about 35-40 minutes and took a nice nap on a warm june day.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:02 pm

locationA_D_D85MARSHA is still standing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2004

locationA_D_D85

Simple climb_ rained alittle_ and the snowman that i made going to Marcy was still there_ good view_
Posted Feb 13, 2006 5:56 pm

pmlupiRoute Climbed: Via March Date Climbed: October 13, 1996  Sucess!

pmlupi

Spent two cold days bagging the High Peaks. Hit Algonquain, Coldon and Gray, spent a brutally cold night in a lean-to then hit Skylight, Marcy and Phelps. We were past peak for the foliage thus making this a cold, overcast and gloomy adventure.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 3:20 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 8/10/96 and 3/1/98  Sucess!

woodstrider

Everytime I've been up here it has been snowy and hardly any views. But once we found a snowman on the summit. I'm pretty sure that a peak bagger didn't make that.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 4:22 pm

sherpapeaksRoute Climbed: phelps trail Date Climbed: July 2nd 2005  Sucess!

sherpapeaks

Beautiful day, we hiked with my parents the trail was a little washed and trickey footing with the exposed roots, but the summit was worth it all. Over all easy climb and great trip
Posted Jul 3, 2005 8:41 am

Rob ARoute Climbed: Trail from marcy dam Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

Rob A

High Peak #3. Climed after a tough day of trail upkeep at marcy dam. nice views and a good place for a trail dinner.
Posted Feb 20, 2005 12:00 am

gcapRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg to Phelps trail Date Climbed: February 4, 2005  Sucess!

gcap

Absolutely georgeous day with excellent views.
Posted Feb 10, 2005 1:32 pm

kevsmithRoute Climbed: van hoevenberg Date Climbed: Sept. 6 2004  Sucess!

kevsmith

A relatively easy hike in from the Loj to Phelps. Great views from Marcy Dam, and from the top. Clouds rolled in immediately after we reached the summit, but there were a few excellent viewpoints beforehand.

Posted Oct 9, 2004 5:39 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: From Marcy Dam Date Climbed: Sometime in the 90's  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

I remember a clear day and a fantastic view of Marcy.
Posted Sep 29, 2004 3:14 pm

doctorpeakbaggerRoute Climbed: Marcy Dam then Phelps Date Climbed: June 26, 2004  Sucess!

doctorpeakbagger

Great views of Marcy, Avalanche, and Colden mountains.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 11:35 pm

Brian PierzRoute Climbed: From Marcy Dam Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Pierz

As Chris mentioned, Pat, Chris, and I made it to the top for sunrise. Phelps provides decent 180 degree views, and the summit would've been average at best if it weren't for the time of day and the weather. The sunrise coming over the east side of the mountain and shining on Marcy was a great way to start the day. After that I couldn't wait to get down to the Noon Mark diner for some pancakes, bacon, hash browns, and coffee.
Posted Jun 8, 2004 4:24 pm

ChrisPierzRoute Climbed: From Marcy Dam Date Climbed: 6/5/2004  Sucess!

ChrisPierz

At 3:30 in the morning three of us left our tent at Marcy Dam. We took on the first mile with no problem and then the second mile became a little tougher especially in the dark.

Watching the sunrise and the light expand across the other mountains was an incredible view. Old Mountain Phelps would have been proud of his mountain and the views of Marcy that it displayed.

We were down the mountain before 7am.

Posted Jun 7, 2004 7:14 pm

franbelDate Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

franbel

Ice condition, crampons are a must have.



I did meet folks from a high scool of Montreal. To bad I have not ask them for an e-mail address.



Posted Nov 15, 2003 8:45 am

hillmanRoute Climbed: vanhoevenberg Date Climbed: labor day 2001  Sucess!

hillman

Great view of wallface. Clouds reminded me of super mario brothers video game.
Posted Sep 23, 2003 9:49 pm

climber46Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: July 10, 2002  Sucess!

climber46

My parents came to visit me in July 2002. We went into the ADK High Peaks region and did some hiking. My Mom came with us as far as Marcy Dam and then read a book while my Dad and I climbed Phelps Mt

After a two hour climb, we reached the summit of Phelps where we had one of the best views ever! The weather was so clear, and temperatures were in the 60s. Hiking with my father and mother. A Perfect Day!!!
Posted Apr 25, 2003 8:18 pm

scottybbRoute Climbed: Phelps Trail Date Climbed: 10/17/02

scottybb

Challenging climb and also my first.. see my trip report. Trail was a total washout, very stream-like, rain most of the time, and when combined with left-over snow and leaf-fall on the rocks, the descent was particularly dicely, esp with pack and all.



Started at head of Phelps Mount trail at about 1:38pm, and when I decided to turn back it was 3pm; estimate about 50 ft or so from summit but recogniziing sunset time to be about 6:20, I wanted to make camp in good time. Temperature was about 35 at beginning of Phelps, but below 30 when I headed down; also at high elevation I could not see any surrounding mountains due to fog/cloud banks.



On descent, my Annapurnas held up nicely on exposed rock even with the stream-water runoff, but snow-covered and leafy rock was slipperly. Descent required some self-belaying for increased comfort/safety. Not the ideal bouldering conditions.

Posted Oct 18, 2002 8:24 am

mt10climberRoute Climbed: From Marcy Dam. Date Climbed: March 29,2002  Sucess!

mt10climber

Nice climb,3 feet of snow, 40 degrees cear with a breeze. Icy spots on the trail to the summit.
Posted Sep 27, 2002 1:48 pm

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