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MoapaPkseveral times in 70s  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1971

MoapaPk

Best was a backpack from east in 1978, camped near lake, were on top by early AM.
Posted Dec 31, 2008 5:52 am

NarendraRocky Ridge  Sucess!

Narendra

The trail from rt 9 is fantastic
Posted Dec 21, 2008 11:09 am

rasgoatAdirondack Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

rasgoat

An Adirondack Classic in my book. Hiked from the East with the fall foliage at peak. Everything about this hike is great. The elevation gain is challenging and Bald peak is very very cool. The summit of RPR has some of the best views in the Dack's in my opinion.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 2:11 pm

TahawusRocky Peak Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

Tahawus

Climbed with Giant via Giant Mountain Trail from Route 73. Although most hikers only go up to Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge is a much better mountain in my book. The views were fantastic; we could see all of the Eastern Adirondacks and even the Green Mountains across Lake Champlain. Nice to cool off in Chapel Pond after a hot day!
Posted Aug 11, 2008 1:19 pm

Bark Eaterlong day for the dog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Bark Eater

Climbed from Chapel Pond over Giant and then down the ridge to the East. Giant was packed. Only a few other hikers on RPR. Fine, clear day and a bit warm. My poor dog Koira made her last long climb. She decided she had enough hiking with about five miles to go. There was quite a bit of carrying to get her down the mountain. Not to worry, the old girl has since recovered fine!
Posted Jul 11, 2008 1:01 pm

starship_jenRidge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

starship_jen

Hiked with Paul for peak #20/46. Light snow/flurries most of the day with no views from the top. : ( Still a fun peak. Steep getting back to the trail junction for Giant. Challenging hike for the calves! : )
Posted Jan 28, 2008 12:27 pm

PellucidWombatSecond Adirondack Peak Hiked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

PellucidWombat

I left my family on the main trail to the summit of Giant and scrambled/jogged over to this summit and back. Round trip was about 40 minutes of huffing and puffing to get out some unspent energy!
Posted Dec 15, 2007 1:49 am

MattGreeneWhere was the summit?  Sucess!
Just a bump on the traverse of Giant.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 10:30 pm

Jerry LGiant Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Jerry L

Another 46er done.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 8:29 am

KyleCozzensRocky Peak Ridge via Giant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

KyleCozzens

I didn't have a hiking partner for the day, so I hiked up Giant and decided to head over to Rocky Peak Ridge while I was up there. I wasn't very impressed with the view from Giant, but the view from the backside of RPR was amazing. I found a nice big rock to eat lunch on and just sat there for a while enjoying the view and the silence.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 7:04 pm

CookieMonsterBetter than Giant?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1996

CookieMonster

Agree that this peak doesn't get enough credit. I liked the little lake visible from the summit and feeling of isolation. Always wanted to come back and climb this from the East during the Fall.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 11:41 pm

birdnyVia Giant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 1996

birdny

Climbed after doing Giant. Honest this is one of my favorites and it doesnt seem to get much credit.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 9:39 am

The edgeADK #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2005

The edge

via Giant with Monika!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:54 pm

mancopaVia Giant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2004

mancopa

Hit this up after doing Giant. Was all by myself the whole day. Cold down low, nice and frosty up high. There were a few leaves on the trees. Great day.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 1:16 am

EnapaiVia Giant from Chapel Pond  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2007

Enapai

Hit the summit of Giant Mt then followed the foot path over to Rocky Peak Ridge. Our group (of 8) decided that in the col between the two, we would bushwack down to the washbowl. As the creek was not frozen, we 'whacked through some thick brush. Overall a good time was had, and we surprised three other hikers coming down Giant by trampling right out onto the trail from the woods in front of them.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 2:47 pm

lalpinistGood conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

lalpinist

Good trail conditions exist. 46r #3532.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 3:55 pm

The OgreGiant and RPR via Ridge Trail, 2/06  Sucess!

The Ogre

Long sections of water ice on the Ridge Trail. I started late, met several groups coming down while I was going up. Had Giant and RPR to myself. Nice! Light snow limited the views to a few miles, but views of Dix, Nippletop and the Lower Great Range were amazing. View of Giant's backside from RPR was well worth the hike over.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 5:48 am

doctorpeakbaggerGiant's Little Step Sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

doctorpeakbagger

Might was well bag it since it's so close to Giant. I'm wondering now if I could have just followed the brook that runs between Giant and Rocky and skipped the climb back up Rocky.
Posted May 21, 2006 9:37 pm

evilprooferRoute Climbed: From Giant Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

evilproofer

Did this one on a foggy day, 100-ft visibility, but it made for a fascinating krummholz world along the summit ridge. Very celtic. Will do again to get the views. 700-ft drop from Giant's summit to saddle makes for an active day (in the rain!).
Posted Sep 1, 2005 12:25 am

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Usually from Giant Date Climbed: 8/12/96 and 1/17/99 and 1/01  Sucess!

woodstrider

Always great views from this peak. In 2001 I watched an awesome sunset over the Champlain Valley.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 4:27 pm

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