Mount Colden Climber's Log

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JimWallace - Jan 10, 2010 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

Trad Dike in the rain!  Sucess!

This was a tough hike.It was pouring rain,so the dike was really floeing hard.I was debating on climbing it,but friends from NYC said lets go for it.Lets just say that I made my peace with God that day.The only route was straight through the crashing cold water.At times I though that I was gonna bite the big one,but all worked out.We pushed our way up and then exited too late ending up bushwhacking to the summit.This was probably the best adventure that I've done yet.It really made me feel alive....Jim Wallace


climbxclimb - Jan 7, 2010 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2005

Via Trap Dike in Winter  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Colden a couple of times via the Trap Dike in Winter.

Moose023 - Sep 13, 2009 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Avalanche Pass to Lake Arnold route...  Sucess!

Hiked via Avalanche Pass, Colden summit, Lake Arnold to Marcy Dam loop. Great day even though the entire summit was boxed in with a heavy mist that prevented us from getting any real great views. A rainy day in the 'daks is better than a sunny day at work and I guess we'll just have to do it again in nicer weather...


Koba - Mar 24, 2009 10:25 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Barely a cloud in the sky, not windy, hard packed snow and ice, via Lake Colden over to Lake Arnold.


Parenteau - Feb 8, 2009 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

Awesome  Sucess!

Did a night time free solo of the trap dike in winter with my partner Jaymie. It was a blast.


MoapaPk - Dec 31, 2008 5:43 am

from two sides, 70,72  Sucess!

From Lake side, and also from near former Mt Arnold shelter.


Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 10:52 am

Trap Dike  Sucess!

I would recommend the Trap Dike Route. Totally doable for novice hikers. Just be careful where you exit the route.


CookieMonster - Nov 16, 2008 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

Colden with return through Avalanche Pass  Sucess!

Van Hoevenberg Trail to Indian Falls. Yellow connector trail to Lake Arnold. Up and over Colden to Lake Colden. Return through Avalanche Pass.


Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Mount Colden  Sucess!

Climbed via the Avalanche Pass Trail from the Adirondack Loj. A Great hike that traversed some of the High Peak's most rugged and spectacular terrain. Was suprisingly windy at the summit.


thelisa - Apr 8, 2008 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

from Lake Arnold  Sucess!

4 feet of snow with the sun forming nice corn on top. Beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in the sky. Skied down and back out via Lake Colden and Avalanche Pass.


tigerlilly - Feb 19, 2008 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Gale Force Winds!  Sucess!

Holy Smokes! Didn't stay on the summit long! A fast moving storm greeted us at the summit. Crawled along on hands and knees. If not for a little spruce I hung onto during one gust, I might not be typing this right now!!! Made it down safely. WooHOOO. Good practice for Denali! I'm guessing 60+mph winds.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 10:15 pm

Brutal Wind  Sucess!

I climbed this mountain with my pal Tony's wife, Chris. The wind was brutal. The arctic conditions of the Adirondacks never cease to amaze me.


eric-griz - Nov 26, 2007 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2001

Steep slickrock  Sucess!

Part of my whirlwind backpacking trip in the Adirondacks.


Koonsy - Oct 7, 2007 8:10 pm

Great Hike  Sucess!

This was a great hike, I had the whole mountain to myself and loved every minute of it. Views were pretty sweet


EastcoastMike - Oct 4, 2007 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

Colden from Avalanche Lake  Sucess!

The Adirondacks are alive with color, beautiful hike on a beautiful day!


TLP - Sep 9, 2007 10:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

a great loop over Colden  Sucess!

I went up from Lake Arnold and then came down through Avalanche Pass. Wow! This was a great hike on a fantastic day. Really liked this one.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 18, 2007 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1977

Steep climb  Sucess!

Climbed from Lake Colden. This is one steep trail with a full pack!


birdny - Jun 22, 2007 9:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1995

Nice  Sucess!

Climbed with little brother Steve. Trail was very muddy but the hike was relatively easy. Had a great day!

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2005

ADK #19  Sucess!

I won't say what I did on the top!!!


mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 12:48 am

Climbed from Marcy Dam  Sucess!

Spent the night before at Marcy Dam Leanto. A friend met us in the morning, and we hit the summit with cloudy, cold, windy conditions. The hike out through Avalanche Pass was unforgettable.

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