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JimWallaceWintery duel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2009


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


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


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


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


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

AjellodudeClimbed with Giant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009


Reached this summit first from Ridge Trail. Very windy and cloudy, which sucks because I've heard the view is amazing. Welcomed by a huge cairn at the top. Then went over to Giant and down Roaring Brook
Posted Feb 3, 2009 4:40 pm

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


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!


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

rasgoatAdirondack Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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