Gladstone Peak Climber's Log

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mattpayne11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

jamie

BigRob

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

North Ridge  Sucess!

From Sunshine Mesa TH with Hoot. Good stuff.

Kiefer

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.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - May 23, 2008 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

North Ridge after Wilson peak  Sucess!

I think this was my stupidest climb ever. Backpacked into Navajo Basin and awoke to horrible weather. Electrical storms passed through in waves all day. Managed to climb Wilson Peak, hiding out in the old mining cabin to let a storm pass on the way up. Retreated back to the cabin on the way down and then went on to Gladstone. The sky was black, but I had summit fever. My partner waited low on the ridge while I scrambled as fast as I could up to the summit and back. Upon my return, I felt my hair standing up. We booked it down steep, slippery, loose talus back into the basin. Just plain dumb!

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Mar 10, 2008 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1995

Silver Pick  Sucess!

I did Gladstone from Silver Pick Basin via Rock of Ages. I started up the Wilson Peak standard route until it intersected with the ridge to Gladstone. On the return I saw a avalanche of snow, mud & rock. When the main mass came to a stop, one rock the size of a soccer ball continued down Navajo Basin at a fast pace.

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