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Cisco1974Giant and Rocky Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2014

Cisco1974

The descent from Giant is significant. 1000 ft. or more. Going up Rocky Peak from the "valley" is fairly easy going, however the return to Giant is a beast. I loved the summit view of Giant as well as of the ridge leading up from New Russia. I will hike this again from NR in the future.
Posted Sep 10, 2014 7:23 pm

technicolorNH2nd summit of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2014

technicolorNH

Took forty four minutes from the summit of Giant Mountain to the summit here. The trail here was much softer and easier than the grind up Giant. Good views, especially to the lake in the east. Did it with Bob from CT, who at age 55, had eleven years on me and he set a pace that was right at the limits of my ability.
Posted Jun 23, 2014 11:38 pm

Gratton89Great hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012

Gratton89

This is a great hike and combined with Giant, makes for a full day of hiking with two great peaks with even greater view. A must do
Posted Nov 17, 2013 9:44 pm

yadahzoemtnGiant and Rocky-Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2008

yadahzoemtn

Nice, Nice, Nice
Posted Sep 1, 2013 11:18 pm

OnagerRough, but fun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2012

Onager

Hiked Rocky Peak Ridge 4420' after ascending its neighbor Giant Mountain. Challenging hike due to a steep, wet trail descending to the col between the two mountains. Low visibility made the summit uninteresting. Had to back track back down the col and up the steep section of Giant we had descended earlier. Was very slippery and muddy and made the trek much longer than was expected, forcing us to hike the last hour in the dark with headlamps (We got lost at one point and our group of 4 turned into 2 groups of 2) It was a successful trip regardless of the conditions/visibility and a slight navigation issue.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 4:02 pm

AlphaRomero#14 and #15
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1981

AlphaRomero

#14 and #15 of 46ers with a childhood friend whose father started me backpacking
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:39 am

SjboatwrightRight after Giant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

Sjboatwright

A fantastic addition to the hike from Giant and we got down right before the rain.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 12:03 pm

jpbourqueGiant and Rocky Peak Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011
Laurence and I left Montreal at 8 o'clock, after deciding to go buy some micro spikes at the Mountaineer in Keene. (It was worth it, especially for RPR). We made it to the summit of Giant by the Zander Scott trail. We had the fortunate surprise of meeting our friend Genevieve lounging on the summit with 2 friends. They wanted to do Hopkins Mt, but we were set on doing RPR. We parted ways after un small lunch. The descend to the col between Giant and RPR was icy, microspikes helped a lot. We were back at the car around 6 PM. Sunny skies all day.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 8:19 am

ScAtTeRbOnEClimbing and Great Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011

ScAtTeRbOnE

Hitched a ride from Chapel Pond TH to New Russia TH and took the East Trail up over Bald Mtn past Lake Luise to RPR with great views along the way, almost made us forget the 5000+ ft climb! Visited Giant and descended to Chapel Pond as the sun set behind the Mtns, a great day.
Posted Sep 27, 2011 11:49 pm

stokel#6  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2009

stokel

Hiked with Giant. Broke trail most of the way.
Posted Apr 6, 2011 8:44 pm

mike_lindacherRocky ...  Sucess!

mike_lindacher

Easily one of the best ADK high peaks.
Posted Sep 12, 2010 9:28 pm

CRiedel2Perfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

CRiedel2

Hiked over to RPR after having lunch atop Giant. The hike between the two seemed a little shorter that what it seems when looking from one to the other. Great day and RPR was quiet and peaceful. I plan on trying the east route from Rt 9 sometime soon, the ridge looked pretty neat.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 10:20 am

jtellisFollowing Giant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

jtellis

Figured I might as well hit this summit after I went up Giant. Very nice peak!
Posted Jul 27, 2010 11:41 am

TLPspring hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2010

TLP

Went back to RPR after running out of time on a previous hike on the east ridge. This time I went up Giant, and the made the cross over. It was a great spring day for hiking. Would like to one day go back and go the whole way on the east ridge.
Posted May 17, 2010 9:39 pm

JimWallaceWinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010

JimWallace

A great day in the ADK's climbing Giant and over to Rocky Peak Ridge and then traversing down to rt9n covering two more peaks....JW
Posted Jan 4, 2010 7:25 pm

JimWallaceWintery duel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2009

JimWallace

This was a very good day in the Adirondacks.It should have qualified as a winter ascent.There was several feet of snow and much cascading ice to navigate over.The veiw was breathtaking on this 20degree ,crystal clear spring morning.I give it my thumbs up
Posted Dec 19, 2009 10:24 pm

dawson83hiked thru to giant   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2006

dawson83

came out on 73 after dark...had to hike back! But we were picked up at Crazy corners. (thanks dude in black jeep cherokee) back to rt 9 trailhead.
Posted Oct 28, 2009 9:42 pm

Waderwader  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Wader

came over giant to RPR..icy going down giant but a breeze going up RPR..i think it has the best views of the adks. it was pretty neat seeing Lake Champlain and home in the distance.. was worth the trouble with the ice!
Posted Oct 18, 2009 9:18 am

Bkoziol3RPR at a Hate Pace  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Bkoziol3

cruised up to RPR on a beautiful Adirondack morning via Giant Route... some of the best views i've had in the dacks.. arrived at 8 am to cloud coverd peaks with deep blue skies. great climb but a crowd heading towards Giant. spent 30 mins alone on RPR taking in the solitude, before fighting my way back down the Zander Trail. a cold night left ice all over the place at higher elevations. definitely check out the 60 yard side trail descending Giant to RPR to have a close up of the massive slides on the East side of Giant. Its unmarked on the left, marked by a large fallen birch tree. Great Day!!!
Posted Sep 19, 2009 4:48 pm

EastcoastMikeGreat Day
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

EastcoastMike

Great day, great views.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 8:58 pm

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