Gothics Climber's Log

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aaronjames - Apr 9, 2012 5:56 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2008

Gothics Trespass  Sucess!

Great hike, this one really felt isolated compared to some of the other high peaks. Here is a short story of caution for all who plan to hike in or around the Adirondack Mountain Reserve property. We were told by a ranger that it was alright to camp when we crossed the Ausable and hiked in a ways, however we found this untrue when we were awakened by a "cowboy sheriff" tapping his 44 Magnum on our tents. He preceded to chauffeur us back to the very same ranger station where we were given permission to camp so he could get a DEC officer out of bed on Memorial Day weekend to write us all trespassing tickets. This whole ordeal took around 4 hours of sitting and waiting while this joker fumbled around his office.


forgues9999 - Feb 16, 2012 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1999

Gothics hike

Long walk to get to mountain, but summit well worth it


SLinehan88 - Sep 13, 2011 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011

Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Gothics  Sucess!

Part of a traverse from a campsite just below the Wolf jaws.

jpbourque - Aug 25, 2011 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Upper Wolf-Jaw-Armstrong-Gothics-Big Slide  Sucess!

Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Third summit of a 2 days-hike. Slept at the garden the night before. We proceeded to JBL to drop our pack. We then climbed Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong and Gothics. The descend to JBL on bare rocks with only the cable was interesting and added a challenge without being too scary. We were back to the tentsite at 7PM.


stokel - Jun 17, 2011 11:26 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2009

Partial Range Traverse  Sucess!

Done with Sawteeth, Armstrong, and UWJ.


triyoda - May 13, 2011 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011

True North  Sucess!

Wanted to do the North Face, got off route. Maybe next time.


mnpalerm - Feb 20, 2011 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Autumn!  Sucess!

Climbed up the Ore Bed Trail and did a loop with Gothics, Armstrong, and Wolfjaws. It was excellent!...summit was a little crowded but we got a late start. The cables were fun but I prefer the scramble. Foliage was nice and yellow, perhaps more colors a week later.

MattGreene - Dec 24, 2010 8:17 pm

Gothics  Sucess!

January 2008 - More remote and icy than most of the other ADK peaks. I love it!


gintherj - Oct 2, 2010 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

Via wolf jaw lean to  Sucess!

Second time ascending it. Much more enjoyable without the torrential downpour!


WhiteInVermont - Sep 17, 2010 5:12 pm

6 peaks 1 day  Sucess!

From the Rooster Comb parking area to Basin and down to Slant Rock along the Gothic Ridge.


gintherj - Jun 30, 2010 2:24 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2006

High School Trip  Sucess!

One of my favorite hikes ever! Did it during a terrible storm, second highest rainfall in recorded history. Great variety in scenery.

Brian Pierz

Brian Pierz - Jun 22, 2010 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Great Range Traverse (Almost)  Sucess!

This was the third summit on a long day hike, followed by Saddleback, Basin, and Haystack.

I was joined on this adventure by Mr. Steve and Mr. Baio.

This was my second time on Gothics.


Bkoziol3 - May 30, 2010 10:14 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Gothics Via Sawteeth  Sucess!

Finally hit Gothics after looking at it from other High Peaks the last two years. Beautiful Mountain with awesome views of the Upper Great Range. Will definitely be hitting it again with Saddleback and Basin.


gcap - Mar 8, 2010 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

beautiful and long day  Sucess!

did the Garden -> Gothics -> Armstrong -> Upper Wolf-Jaw -> Garden loop (return was via southside trail). 14 miles, 4500 ft. vert. Deep snow made bushwhack conditions through the tops of trees coming off Armstrong and UWJ. A great day with Andrea.


Enapai - Feb 17, 2010 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2010

Route Climbed: Loop over Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolf-Jaw  Sucess!

Stayed at Peggy O' for two days. Hiked in and did this loop over Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolf-Jaw. Views were limited to the east with occasional gusts clearing the clouds. Not too much snow. Also did as part of a range traverse in summer 1995.


alexbuck - Feb 14, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

Via North Face  Sucess!

Ice was incredibly thin (2-3mm). Mostly just slippery rock. We made it to the summit anyway, but it required some interesting route finding.


JimWallace - Feb 10, 2010 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2010

Lower Great range trek  Sucess!

Remarkable day in the Adirondacks.Sky as blue as sea water with miles and miles of mountains off to the horizon.Lately my luck has been fantastic hiking in such beautiful weather.Abit windy and fridged,but orth every step on the open summit.No trouble at all ascending the 5 summits of the Lower Great Range this day.All trails are well broken in with minimal icy slides...Jim W


PaulRomano - Nov 21, 2009 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Long day hike  Sucess!

Did this as a 14 mi loop starting from Lake Road and coming up Pyramid Peak. Fantastic views on top. Warm, partly cloudy weather.


dawson83 - Oct 28, 2009 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

great range  Sucess!

hiked as part of great range


ScAtTeRbOnE - Oct 9, 2009 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2007

Pyramid & Gothics  Sucess!

Hiked up past Rainbow Falls. Some of the best High Peaks views from Pyramid & Gothics.

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