Breakneck Ridge Climber's Log

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Tim_Kroeze - Feb 17, 2016 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2015

A Great Short Scramble  Sucess!

This doesn't take long, but is pretty steep and a lot of fun. You can be to the top in 25-35 minutes if you're in good shape, and there are multiple stopping points with good views. The best view only takes about 15-20 minutes to get to, and only requires about 600 feet of elevation gain!

hannahnelle

hannahnelle - Dec 6, 2015 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2015

December Hike

Short but wonderful hike with lots of opportunities for hand over foot scrambles.

TheWolfIsLoose

TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 2:38 pm

Awesome Scramble  Sucess!

This is a great little scramble that you can easily spice up a bit if you so desire...

ron6788

ron6788 - Mar 6, 2015 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Highlands best  Sucess!

This is an awesome climb! The best views and workout you could get in just 1/2 mile!

nefarious_1_

nefarious_1_ - Jul 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Great Hudson Valley hike

Probably my favorite Hudson Valley hike. A nice scramble and wonderful views. If you're in the area, this is the hike to take!

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Jun 25, 2012 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Route Climbed: Breaknick Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Great climbing to start, and shortly thereafter rewarded by spectacular views of the Hudson River. But that's about it. The trail afterwards is quite uneventful aside from a nice view or two.

landfill

landfill - Dec 19, 2011 10:26 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011

great day hike  Sucess!

just got back from this one. 5th time up great short hike, was icy in spots but always a good climb

Chinigo

Chinigo - Jun 22, 2011 9:31 am

Great climb  Sucess!

I did this with a group of friends. It is probably the best scramble in the area. I went up the Breakneck Ridge Trail, but down by the Bypass and Wilkinson.

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Dec 11, 2010 12:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2010

Really Cool  Sucess!

Really great hike with my son and grandfather- we did the loop and it was nice and steep with fun Class 3 scrambling. I came for a visit from the west and have done hundreds of peaks above 10,000 feet, so I had low expectations. But I was really pleasantly surprised!

jcoalter

jcoalter - Apr 4, 2010 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Made it!  Sucess!

My first Highlands trip. When we made it a mile in the first hour I was like, enough! We'll never get through 8 more! But we did and the climb and the views were great.

chocodove

chocodove - Apr 4, 2010 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Copperhead  Sucess!

Great hike. Saw a copperhead on the way up. Be careful out there! Between the timber rattlers in the area and those you have to watch where you step.

PaulRomano

PaulRomano - Nov 20, 2009 11:22 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Nice loop  Sucess!

Did a nice loop going up Breakneck Ridge, over to Bull Hill and down. Weather was pleasant, partly cloudy and warm.

Koba

Koba - Jun 9, 2008 5:00 pm

Favorite weekend getaway  Sucess!

Have done most of the routes on Breakneck numerous times. My favorite is still Breakneck (W) to Mount Beacon. Still have yet to see a rattler.

Rob A

Rob A - Jun 1, 2008 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

a fun scramble  Sucess!

the best hike i've seen so far in the area

birdny

birdny - Jun 3, 2008 8:02 pm

Re: a fun scramble

Rob Glad you finally got over to the East side of the Hudson!

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 26, 2008 8:52 pm

10x (at least)  Sucess!

This is my favorite scramble in the area. It can be made more "interesting" by veering off to the right or left of the trail.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:35 pm

Love it

One of my favorite hikes in SE NY. Amazing overlooks of the Hudson with some fun scrambling.

POLUKO

POLUKO - Aug 28, 2007 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Great climb  Sucess!

Forgot the camera...guess I will have to do it again.

birdny

birdny - Sep 3, 2007 9:25 am

Re: Great climb

it's always worth another trip!!!

sarsamp

sarsamp - Jun 11, 2007 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

fun hike  Sucess!

Great views, and some fun scrambling. Pretty crowded so start early...

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