Mount Colden Climber's Log

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crag - Jan 23, 2004 2:39 pm

Route Climbed: from Lake Colden Date Climbed: August 18, 1994  Sucess!

My wife and I spend a week at Lake Colden in 1994. Day one was a pretty long and hard backpack, so on day 2 we decided to have a "rest day" and bag Colden. Excellent views! I definitely want to get back there and do the trapdike, maybe in winter. Turned out to be a great trip, my only regret is neglecting to include Skylight the day we did Marcy and Haystack.


hillman - Sep 23, 2003 9:25 pm

Route Climbed: From lake colden Date Climbed: september 24 2000  Sucess!

Hiked through the debris of the new slide in the mist. Recently cut out by trail crews. Steep.


ChrisPierz - Jul 31, 2003 9:56 am

Route Climbed: Trap Dyke Date Climbed: July 26, 2003  Sucess!

First of many Hike Peaks. Led by one of the greatest.


mike_lindacher - Jul 30, 2003 5:11 pm

Route Climbed: Trap Dyke Date Climbed: July 26, 2003  Sucess!

Third summit, second from the Dyke. Yee-haw!

BEAN - Mar 13, 2003 11:03 am

Route Climbed: Trap Dike Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

11 hour round trip from the LOJ. we had a lazey 8am start and were out under glow of head lamp 630-7

we only encountered deep snow (waist high) in the dike, but once on the slide it was mostly wind packed snow or verglass.


climber46 - Mar 11, 2003 1:58 pm

Route Climbed: Trap Dyke Date Climbed: July 10, 2001  Sucess!

My two friends and I climbed via the trap dyke. It is my favorite hike in the ADK High Peaks. However, we failed to cut over to the rock slide at the correct point and thus we ended up in a horrible bushwhack to the summit. We did not find the slide until we reached the summit. I will climb this route again the correct way!



mavs0 - Dec 4, 2002 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: LOJ to Macry dam to Lake Colden (Down past Lake Colden) Date Climbed: 8/20/02  Sucess!

Took my 11 y/o son on this 14+ mile jaunt to the summit. Just a boy and his dad, you can't ask for anything more. Perfect day (clear and low 70's) made for a spectacular view. One of the nicest summits I've been on, plus it is fairly easy to get to. Spent over an hour all by ourselves on the summit. Not bad for a summer weekday.

Plan on going up this one again with the wife and daughter (9 y/o).


EastKing - Feb 11, 2002 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: Via Lake Arnold Date Climbed: 5/99  Sucess!

Lake Arnold sucked for me too. I was stuck in a three day rain and sleet storm that forced me to cut my plans short from climbing Mt. Marcy and other mountains. The view from Mt. Colden was excellent, but the view from the nearby false summit was even more impressive. The best part in an otherwise disasterous trip.


mtboy417 - Dec 15, 2001 8:02 pm

Route Climbed: Via Lake Arnold Date Climbed: July 00  Sucess!

Lake Arnold sucks. Its a bug infested mud hole with a bad trail. But the views from Colden are unbeatable. Well worth the mud.


mtboy417 - Dec 15, 2001 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: Trap Dike Date Climbed: August 00  Sucess!

Amazing expierence. Totaly out of this world. Only complantent was being laughed at by several DEC employees at the Noonmark Diner when we told them we were doing the dike. Also, my dad (who dosent rock climb) didn't have the greatest time on the waterfall.

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