Basin Mountain Climber's Log

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Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 10:45 am

Basin  Sucess!

Hiked this with lower wolf Jaws, armstrong, gothics, and saddleback. Great overnight trip but rained the whole time.


sskeep - Sep 9, 2008 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

4 in a day  Sucess!

Scott, Pat and I did Basin along with Mt. Marcy, Saddleback and Haystack from the Garden's parking lot. Did the last 3 miles the next day. Great climbing, most people went to Marcy, only saw a few people at the other 3 mountains.


Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006

Basin Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed with Haystack and Saddleback via the Range Trail from the Garden. Looked like it was going to rain for most of the way. Great views from the summit. A few miles away Marcy was still in the clouds but otherwise the views were unobscured.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Jul 31, 2008 11:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Great views  Sucess!

This was part of an 18+ mile loop that included Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, and Basin. After 5000+ feet of elevation gain, the 300+ feet of elevation gain while "descending" the Shorey Short Cut was demoralizing.


MoapaPk - Apr 3, 2008 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 1972

Many times  Sucess!

First was in a snow storm in 1972. This was a part of many Great Range traverses, including at least 2 backpacks. Loved the old snowbird lean-to, slant rock lean-to. sigh.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 10:10 pm

Deep Powder  Sucess!

I see why it's called "Basin". What a snow collector!


starship_jen - Nov 11, 2007 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

From the Garden  Sucess!

Hit Basin with Paul after summiting Haystack. Icy in spots, but good views from the top. Headed to Saddleback from there. 13/46.


EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:27 pm

On the way to Haystack  Sucess!

Climbed en route to Haystack

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 18, 2007 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1977

Bivvied on top  Sucess!

Camped in a hollow in the spruce thicket just off the summit, back in the days when it was socially acceptable to do such things. The sunset is still burned in my memory.


birdny - Jun 22, 2007 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1994

Beautiful  Sucess!

Climbed with brothers Bob and Mike via Saddleback. Nice hike, nice day, nice views. Doesnt get much better. I dont recomend the Shorey Cut trail, it sucked LOL

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005

ADK #37  Sucess!

great loop with buddy alain;
I had a nice nap on the top waiting for my friend!!


mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2004

Birthday Climb  Sucess!

Hit this as part of a loop with Marcy and Saddleback. Spent the previous night at Slant Rock Leanto. Poured at night, but besides that, we had great summer weather. Great views.


danny-boy - Oct 4, 2006 12:41 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2004

Spectacular  Sucess!

Spent the night open air at about -20C under Slant Rock. Then a tough hike through knee-deep snow and over/under fallen trees to the summit. Increadible views and sunny skies, then off to Saddleback


rasgoat - Aug 6, 2006 11:10 pm

great loop  Sucess!

camped near johns brook lodge. went up saddle back to basin and back. better in other direction

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jul 19, 2006 5:00 am

incomplete Great Range Traverse

Spring 2006, solo. 1am start from The Garden. Summited Marcy at 6:30, then proceeded to Haystack, Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolf Jaw. Decided not to go to Lower Wolf Jaw, so it wasn't a full Great Range Traverse (which arguably might include Skylight as well).


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 9:33 pm

Enroute to Haystack  Sucess!

Climbed enroute to being blasted by wind and rain on Haystack.

fredsc - Aug 1, 2005 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: Phelps and Range Trails Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

I did this one in combination with Haystack and Saddleback, which gave me a nicely changing perspective of the Great Range as I went from peak to peak. Giant, Big Slide, Rocky Peak Ridge and Lake Placid are also visible under clear sky conditions. From Basin you get a magnificent view of Haystack, with Marcy and I think Slylight peeking out from behind. Can't see much to the southeast from Basin's summit. The approach from the west is somewhat arduous due to a long vertical ascent and shear rock faces near the top. Suggest you bring some glucose energy supplement and/or Gatorade as a pick-me-up.


woodstrider - Apr 28, 2005 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: Feb 15, 99 and Aug 24, 96  Sucess!

Solo both times


diverbiker - Apr 12, 2005 5:33 am

Route Climbed: Garden Via Shorey Short Cut Date Climbed: 25 March 2005  Sucess!

Great winter climb and my 46th. Climbed with Mike F... we started early and made a day of it including Saddleback. Deep snow with a broken trail, the weather and views were great. Had a small bottle of champagne on top to celebrate my 46th. The scramble up Saddleback was a bit hairy... but worth the trip.


mavs0 - Mar 20, 2005 2:35 pm

Route Climbed: Range Trail Date Climbed: 8-04  Sucess!

Was with hillman below during the lightning storm mentioned below. Been there several other times too. Basin is a special place for me.

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