Gothics Climber's Log

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The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2005

ADK #31  Sucess!

along with armstrong; sawteeth


mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 1:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

From the Garden  Sucess!

This peak has one of the better views in the ADK's. Saw a bush plane fly right under us through the valley. That was pretty cool.


lalpinist - Feb 12, 2007 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007

From Pyramid  Sucess!

Climbed from Pyramid/Lake Road/AMR. This is a good way to go for anyone who wants to avoid the steep, icy approach from the Saddleback trail juncture.


jvarholak - Jan 21, 2007 3:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 1972

great ridge  Sucess!

long day as I recall.....easy but long

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jan 18, 2007 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2007

Route Climbed: From Armstrong  Sucess!

This one was amazingly easy. I had expected more from what I heard. Plenty of snow, ice, and wind at this point.

Bill Jirousek

Bill Jirousek - Oct 17, 2006 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Orebed trail from JBL  Sucess!

I've been wanting to climb the cables route ever since seeing it from Basin/Saddleback several years ago. I stayed at Johns Brook Lodge for the weekend and had a perfect day to do Gothics/Armstrong/UWJ/LWJ. Blue skies and 70 degrees. The scrambling was fun near the top, didn't need to use the cables. Talked to two guys who had spent the night on top, under the stars. Awesome views of pretty much all the major peaks/ranges.


rasgoat - Oct 3, 2006 1:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

About time!  Sucess!

After always wanting to summit this thing, I was happy to be there.


nartreb - Aug 14, 2006 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Great Range traverse attempt  Sucess!

Was still feeling good at this point - not sure at first if I was on Armstrong or Gothics, and not concerned either way. Not so confident as to join WWBF and Mudrat in a side trip up Pyramid, but enjoying a day on the ridge.

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jul 19, 2006 4:43 am Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2006

Sawteeth, Gothics, Armstrong, and the Wolf Jaws from the Ausable Club  Sucess!

4am start, solo. 1st Winter 46 hike, and 1st time on these peaks. Hiked the packed snow on the road from the parking to the dam. Broke trail from the dam to Pyramid-Sawteeth col, saw sunrise from the col. Wow. Summited Sawteeth (1st W46 summit!) and then back down; still breaking trail most of the way up Pyramid. An ADK group from Albany caught up with me while I was taking a break and I summited Pyramid (sub-peak of Gothics) with them. They were grateful to have followed my tracks all the way from the dam. Then they broke trail over Gothics' summit and all the way to Armstrong's summit; I was taking my time snapping photos on Gothics so I got to follow a broken trail finally. I caught up with them again on Armstrong's summit. They were heading back down to the Ausable Valley, so I ended up breaking trail alone again, till I was taking a break sitting in the middle of the trail while descending Armstrong to Upper Wolf Jaw. It was then that Rejean glissaded (on his butt) into me. A great hiking partnership was born! We summited Upper and Lower Wolf Jaws together. We then parted ways again, as we were parked at different trailheads. I then proceeded to lose the unbroken trail after traversing LWJ, it got dark out, and I had to bushwhack out and down through thick spruce, between cliffs and down a rockslide, and finally down a steep, half-frozen creek for several miles. Sorry to write such a long log entry, but it was a helluva hike. Planning to write a trip report about it eventually - I learned a lot that day! Still hiking with Rejean - just did a Presidential Range (New Hampshire) traverse with him - one day, 20 miles, 9000' total ascent! Finally someone who can keep up with me;-)


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 9:14 pm

Solo with Armstrong and Pyramid  Sucess!

Long but nice day from Ore Bed


Global_09 - Mar 16, 2006 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2006

Solo Gothics climb

Climbed the North Face of gothics solo. Had a great time. Read my trip report on my new page dedicated to climbing gothics north face. just search in SP for "Gothics North Face."


SawtoothSean - Jan 11, 2006 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Steep Trail Date Climbed: June 2, 1993  Sucess!

College days- probably my favorite peak in the ranges- steeper and more interesting than some of the other. Got 28 of 46 before heading West.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 17, 2005 5:11 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

Brilliant climbing on the north face! Thin easy ice at the bottom with a snow gully in the center of the face. The topout was thin ice again and then an amazing big cornice right on top. We descended the ridge trail to the south and back to out skies for the ski out to the Garden.


James_W - Oct 4, 2005 10:31 am

Route Climbed: Via Ausable Club Road Date Climbed: May, 2005

Long approach up that dammned road.


iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 12:57 am

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: summer '00  Sucess!

Great alpine route. Lower fifth class for 5-7 pitches if you rope up. We did it ropeless and thoroughly enjoyed the slabs! I wonder if there is a direct route up the middle of the face? Would also make a stellar winter outing.


lilmountaingirl - Aug 25, 2005 7:11 pm

Route Climbed: Roostercomb Trailhead to Range Trail Date Climbed: July 8, 2005  Sucess!

This was a doozy of a day. Came up from Roostercomb, Lower & Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong. Got socked in beginning at Lower Wolfjaw and had a nasty descent down the cables (3 of our 6 fell). Cut our day short and skipped Saddleback and Basin, heading down to Orr Bed Shelter instead. Nothing but rain and slippery conditions with no visibility. It was great. Looking forward to getting back there in better weather conditions.


woodstrider - May 4, 2005 4:20 pm

Route Climbed: Range Trail Date Climbed: 5/25/96 and 2/15/99  Sucess!

both times solo, both times crossing the summit on a snow field.

hekki6 - Sep 7, 2004 11:18 pm

Route Climbed: Loop of Weld trail and Beaver Meadow Date Climbed: 9/4/04  Sucess!

Lots of clouds on top, but still got some great views.The view from Pyramid was outstanding.This has to be the most spectacular view in the Adirondacks!!!!


n8jojohnson - Aug 13, 2004 11:51 am

Route Climbed: From the Garden Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Part of a long, 24-mile day hike. My favorite mountain out of all of them.


dspal - Aug 1, 2004 12:07 pm

Route Climbed: Upper Wolf Jaw trail Date Climbed: June 1996  Sucess!

Long hike with good view of ADK's the whole way, scrambling, ladders and cables in some areas...

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