Mount Haystack Climber's Log

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MoapaPk - Jun 15, 2007 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1970

my birthday  Sucess!

First time was at age 16 (just). I went back many times, including once with my wife 10 years later, and during many Great Range traverses.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005

ADK #36  Sucess!

start up with alain


jvarholak - Jan 21, 2007 3:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1972

outstanding  Sucess!

life is good


nartreb - Aug 14, 2006 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006

Great Range traverse attempt  Sucess!

Last peak for me in a very long day - the 1200ft rise to Marcy just looked too tiring after 13 hours of hiking. Haystack's open, windy summit was a good one to finish on; wish my camera had captured the weird green tinge of the rocks.

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jul 16, 2006 4:52 pm

Haystack as part of Great Range traverse  Sucess!

Tagged Haystack as part of a one-day solo Great Range traverse from the Garden. Perfect weather, perfect view of Marcy and the Great Range. One of the finest views in the East.


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 8:57 pm

Misty Mountains  Sucess!

Climbed at end of series starting from Ore Bed over Saddleback and Basin. Rain pelting me from Saddleback on. Beautiful day anyhow.


diverbiker - Dec 27, 2005 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: Garden to Slant Rock and summit Date Climbed: December 23rd, 2005  Sucess!

Great day for a winter ascent with Mike F. on his 46th! Deep snow, cloud cover, low temps, and high winds made for a great adventure. This was my second ascent of this peak - my first was in 1993 and Haystack was my first ascent of any high peak in the ADK. Beautiful mountain.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 17, 2005 10:25 pm

Route Climbed: Range Trail Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

Snowy fall day in october. We climbed from opalescent brook up to skylight and over marcy to Haystack then stayed at slant rock leanto in the valley. There was a lot of ice and snow making the going somewhat treacherous in spots. A great peak though with precipitous drops on all sides. Highly recommended.

fredsc - Aug 1, 2005 2:59 pm

Route Climbed: Range Trail: Haystack-Basin-Saddleback Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

On a beautiful day, this mountain is an undistilled joy to climb. The Little Haystack/Haystack combination works well aestheically because whichever one you're on gives you a hawk's eye view of the other. Don't be daunted by the dropoff between the two; it only takes 20-25 minutes to negotiate; if you've come a far as Little Haystack you might as well go for the big one. Panther Gorge is positively vertiginous; it drops off clean out of sight; you may want to shout out in fear - I did! The shear, vertical cliffs between Panther Gorge and Phelps trail are incredible - they look like the walls of a giant quarry - be sure to check them out. Being on Haystack gives you the best view of Marcy and Skylight anywhere. But the best thing of all that Haystack gives you is several hundred feet of mountain above the treeline, a weird and otherworldly experience, which for me is the gold standard of hiking.

The sole of my right hiking shoe became loose from the rest of the shoe during the approach up the Phelps Trail, making for a disconcerting flapping whenever I took a step. I considered tying it back together with a piece of rope, fearing I would get tripped up at some critical moment of rock scrambling, but ultimately just left it alone. I think the glue is drying out in my old boots. I'll just keep epoxying them back together.


woodstrider - Apr 28, 2005 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: Phelps Trail Date Climbed: 8/24/96 and Feb 15, 99  Sucess!

Solo from The Garden side, both times


hillman - Sep 20, 2004 9:01 am

Route Climbed: from the garden Date Climbed: 8-04  Sucess!

I love this peak.


orandall - Sep 2, 2004 2:14 pm

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: july 1992  Sucess!

First non-class1 trail peak - did it after Marcy - good times - until we took a wrong turn and accidentally did saddleback and basin too without water.


mikethehiker - Feb 23, 2004 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: john brooks Date Climbed: may 2003  Sucess!

A very good 2 day-hike with few people and a lot of snow in late may


climber46 - Aug 7, 2003 10:17 pm

Route Climbed: ADK Range Trail; trail up the north side Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2001  Sucess!

In spite of the fact that it was getting late in the day, My friend and I continued our hike from Basin to Haystack because I told him I did not want to trek in from the Garden again just to get Haystack. So we plodded on, up a rocky trail, over little Haystack, and finally up the rest of Haystack, one of only a few ADK mountains that are truly above treeline. The views were outstanding but I ran out of film on Basin. We got back to the Garden over an hour after sunset.


mt10climber - Mar 3, 2003 10:41 am

Route Climbed: range trail Date Climbed: march 2 2003  Sucess!

overcast,wet drizzly day

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