Gothics Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Sep 12, 2020 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2020

4th of seven  Sucess!

Only 44 minutes from the top of Armstrong to the summit of Gothics. This was easily the best mountain of the day. The cables on the south side have seen better days but in good weather/conditions they are superfluous.


JeremyP - Apr 24, 2019 11:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2018

Gothics  Sucess!

Went up the Weld Trail and then over Armstrong and the Wolfjaws. Jaw-dropping views from Pyramid on the shoulder of Gothics.

Tim_Kroeze - Feb 17, 2016 10:38 am

Brutal, But Only At The End  Sucess!

The last mile took 1 hour 45 minutes, but the view was worth it


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Part of our epic Great Range Traverse. Brutally good times!!


JRaphaelson - Sep 6, 2015 11:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Brutal hike. But well worth the effort.


Cisco1974 - Aug 27, 2014 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Gothics to Upper and down  Sucess!

St. Huberts parking area was a bit of a hike from the road that leads into these great range hikes. When I left the parking area I was intent on hiking Dial and Nippletop. As is my method I changed my mind three times finally settling on Gothics and Armstrong. Then I threw in Upper Wolf Jaw to make it three for the day. #'s 8,9,10! At the start of the hike, I was shocked as I crested the hill above the Ausable Club. Before me was a strange scene. People in white playing couples tennis while boys watched the schedule. I felt as if "Baby" from Dirty Dancing was sneaking around on daddy somewhere. This hike begins on a road that leads up the valley and is accessible only by foot. No dogs allowed. Private land. The hike up Gothics and in between the other two was the most technical I have seen yet. Loved it! The whole hike took ten hours and I am only slightly disappointed that I missed L. Wolf Jaw. It was 6 pm when I reached the Lower Wolf Jaw .5 mile --> sign and that equals 1 mile out and back. It was the longest hike out in history and I needed my map on the way out. As I made the final turn, to cross a footbridge back to the private road that I had last seen 7 hours earlier, I heard an unusually loud rustling to my right. My curiosity peaked immediately when I recognized the sound was too loud to be the usual chipmunk. I looked right, following the shuffling noise and boom! The most beautiful thing I have ever seen in the Adirondacks.....Ursus americanus.....the American black bear! He just looked at me as I retreated to the safety of the footbridge. It was exhilarating. He was only 20 yards away. Once I was sure he wasn't following, I walked swiftly to the gate at the Ausable club.


mattleggett - Jul 20, 2014 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

Great Range  Sucess!

Part of a Great Range trip with my brother. Came from the garden up Orebed.


jtellis - Jul 19, 2014 10:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014

Third of almost four peaks on the day  Sucess!

Came up from Ausable on the long road to the lake. Hit up Sawteeth first, and then went up and over Pyramids to the summit of Gothics. Felt like I was getting a second wind on top, so I thought, why not hit up Saddleback and make it four peaks?

So I went down the very steep (and long) half-mile descent to the John's Brook Trail, and then made it about halfway up the remaining half-mile to Saddleback's summit when my left leg started cramping intensely. It was already almost 3pm, and knowing I still had a LOT of hiking ahead of me, I bailed, so close to the top.

Then I climbed back down to the col, back up the cables of Gothics, down toward Pyramid, back up Pyramid, back down to the intersection between Sawteeth/Gothics, down to the lake, and four miles on the road back to my car! Super long day, PERFECT weather, about 17 miles total over 9 1/2 hours. Will go back soon to finish off Saddleback...


Rhughson47 - Mar 5, 2014 10:31 am Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013

Traverse of lower range  Sucess!

Climbed Gothic's, Armstrong, and Wolf Jaws in single day. Bad weather but great views of lenticular clouds over Marcy.


Carv - Jan 22, 2014 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Gothics  Sucess!

Ausable Club - Summit - Wolfjaw Range


hiker102 - Dec 3, 2013 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2013

Beautiful November hike via the unnamed trail starting at Beaver Meadow falls  Sucess!

For a full trip report with photos, you are welcome to visit my website: Peak Fever


yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

Foggy   Sucess!

Tagged Sawteeth, Gothics, and Armstrong but visibility was bad. With Bill, Dan, Jason, Allyson, Trish.


Luc - Aug 23, 2013 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

Thunderstorm  Sucess!

Dodging lightning, great winds


nlahue - Aug 19, 2013 12:53 am

Great Range

Part of Great range trip


nefarious_1_ - Aug 13, 2013 10:09 am

Another in the bag  Sucess!

I love ADK park!


Onager - Jul 27, 2013 3:44 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2013

Gothics Mtn.  Sucess!

Summited Gothics Mountain 4736' via Lake Road and the Beaver Meadow Falls trail. We followed this trail up to the col between Gothics & Armstrong. The trail involved some moderate scrambing but had some wooden ladders built on the trail on the steeper sections. When we got to the col we summited the first false summit and made our way along with ridge to the summit of Gothics. Great views from the top, but also a low wind chill with 30 mph gusts, so we did not spend much time up there. We descended and headed towards Armstrong.


Sjboatwright - Jul 24, 2013 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

Sawteeth-Gothics-Armstrong-upper and lower WJ  Sucess!

Long day


raybeaupre - Feb 8, 2013 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2012

rainy as hell

Rainy but nice no views. Shame the cable run reduces the quality and scenic alpine look of the climb.


ken93 - Nov 23, 2012 11:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

best way to finish a hike  Sucess!

we did the whole loop with full packs


CRiedel2 - May 23, 2012 10:35 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2012

Clloudy Day  Sucess!

Hiked from Ausable Club via Pyramid peak, then over Armstrong and Upper Wolf Jaw. Great hike/scramble that made for an interesting day. The summit was clouded in, so no views, but the clouds rolling over the mountains and through the cols was a really neat thing to see. Had some really good views from Armstrong And UWJ since they were just under cloud level. Can't wait to go back when the skies are clear. Great day, 10 hours round trip from parking area. Don't forget to check out Rainbow Falls, that's a really high waterfall, the highest single drop I've seen up here.

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