Gladstone Peak Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Nov 18, 2019 7:35 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2019

East Face- Late Season climb  Sucess!

We (Evan Lavalee & Brad Huslinger) climbed the East Face. Super dry conditions. Interesting route. Not a classic by any stretch, but probably average.
Some delicious views, rarely seen views of Wilson & El Diente.


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 4, 2018 11:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2018

Thx to all who cleaned this route, I guess  Sucess!

Silver Pick / Rock of Ages approach. I know this has a rep for being scary loose, but I thought it was pretty solid. Because of the rep, I kept going slowly, testing everything, thinking Okay, it's gonna start getting loose any time now. It never did - at least, not nearly as bad as some other peaks I've done. I stayed on the ridge crest on the way over as much as possible - or as close to it as possible. Halfway back, I got tempted into descending a couple hundred feet - mistake! Maybe that's the looseness that people talk about (?)

Just as I was starting down from the RoA saddle, I rolled my right ankle again! It was only mildly painful for a short time, and by the time I got back to that old cabin at the end of the road, I was ready to sprint back to the car. Didn't hike the next day, though, to see how it was. No swelling and it felt fine, so I got back after it the next day.


mattpayne11 - Sep 24, 2017 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2016

With Wilson from Bilk Basin  Sucess!

Man, what a challenging peak... loose rock, hard route for sure. Lots of danger. I almost got plowed by a rock, captured it on GoPro. Trip Report: HERE.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 3, 2017 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

Ridge climb from Wilson Peak  Sucess!

Longish ridge, bypassed a little in the snow. The ridge didn't seem to be as dangerous as its reputation seems to suggest. Had to hurry with dark clouds and boomers closing in, but the weather held. Glad to get this one done after turning around last fall. Climbed with Greg Jagielski.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:38 pm

Wilson Peak and Gladstone  Sucess!

Fun ridge traverse


seano - Feb 16, 2016 9:58 am Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2016

SE ridge  Sucess!

After looking at it a couple of times, I finally got this one. A surprisingly-tricky class 3-4 scramble with some bad rock, traversing from Cross. When avy danger is low, it's much easier to cross east of the peak and go up the west face. Trip report.


Trailboss88 - Aug 29, 2015 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015

just OK peak  Sucess!

Lots of loose rock so going was tedious. Descended a gully on the west side in attempt to save time on the descent which it did not. Loose 4th class downclimbing followed by snowfield traverse and endless talus hopping back to trail. 10 mile day at least we lucked out on the weather since it's a long way back to treeline.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 23, 2015 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2015

glad this one is done  Sucess!

The old "tilting Hilltop" shack has fallen (t was still standing 2 years ago). The ridge was loose, careful footing, but technically not very hard. The views from the summit are outstanding.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

Glad its over  Sucess!

Pile of huge loose rocks, another one to NOT re-do for fun.


blueshade - Jul 1, 2013 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

Wilson + Gladstone  Sucess!

Did after climbing Wilson Peak while waiting for friends to summit. Fairly mellow C3/C4 depending on how hard you want to make it on the ridge. 1.5hrs from the top of Wilson at what felt like a lethargic pace.


km_donovan - Sep 1, 2012 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

North Ridge  Sucess!

Got slowed down due to a brief early morning shower. Dry by the time I was topping out. You have to love the crowbar for a summit marker.


miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Gnarly Peak  Sucess!

Kind of glazed over this one and figured it would be a gimme peak while in Navajo Basin. Climbed it after summiting Wilson Peak. Gimme it is NOT, this peak is for real. Great ridge traverse with some REAL class 3 on questionable blocks.


Scott - Aug 8, 2012 10:20 am

Gladstone  Sucess!

July 2001. Beautiful summit.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 11, 2012 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012

Evening Jaunt  Sucess!

Did the evening after doing Wilson Peak. Fun scramble on the N ridge. I challenged myself a little and tried to stay on the ridge proper more.


strudolyubov - Jun 24, 2012 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

North Ridge from Rock of Ages  Sucess!

Solo climb of the North Ridge from the new Rock of Ages TH. Started from where the standard Wilson Peak trail crosses the ridge to Gladstone Peak. Stayed on the ridge crest all the way to the summit. Returned the same way. Nice climb, reasonably solid if you stay on or close to the ridge crest.


shknbke - Jun 5, 2010 9:23 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Northeast face from Bilk Basin  Sucess!

Very challenging day to say the least. See TR. Bilk Basin is a beast in spring! Glad to finally have Gladstone done.


chicagotransplant - Jun 1, 2010 10:15 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Northeast Face  Sucess!

As Jamie said, a memorable day! He, Kevin and I were first stymied by a log across the road a mile short of the trailhead, then the bridge over Bilk Creek was non-existent and we had to bushwhack along it in the dark to get to a snow bridge.

The climb itself was a lot of fun and in a great setting, there are some spectacular waterfalls along this trail, definitely worth checking out this basin!


shanahan96 - May 29, 2010 11:06 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

northeast face  Sucess!

climbed the northeast face w/mike and kevin. the combination of the tree-loaded approach, a raging river and hideous bushwhacking made for a memorable experience before even setting foot on gladstone itself!

after all that the climb itself was very mellow to the east ridge, topping out from there. a memorable experience to say the least, one not soon to be forgotten.



BigRob - Aug 30, 2009 12:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

North Ridge  Sucess!

From Sunshine Mesa TH with Hoot. Good stuff.


Kiefer - Jul 25, 2008 4:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

After Mt. Wilson  Sucess!

A demanding ridge run. Definately more then what we expected. All in all, I think more mentally challenging then the Wilsons.

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