Mount Marcy Climber's Log

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ScAtTeRbOnE - Oct 9, 2009 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Chilly October Nights  Sucess!

Hiked up VanHoevenbeg from South Meadows where we camped. Beautiful warm day on the summit, decent number of people there. camped at Slant Rock. Packed out past Bushnell Falls through Klondike Notch, great fall hike.


sprosseda - Oct 7, 2009 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Windy Day  Sucess!

My fiance and I summitted Marcy one fall day after heavy rains moved out. We were the only ones up there as the winds battered us. This is an amazing area!


derekthered - Sep 23, 2009 12:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

hike with dad  Sucess!

Was up and down in about 6.5 hours, with 40 minutes at the top. Aside from Mount Washington, my most crowded peak yet. Great weather yielded great views.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Sep 15, 2009 2:26 am

Dumped!  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. Marcy with my new HOT girlfriend, we planned to arrive on the summit at dark to enjoy a romantic sunset. But I forgot to bring headlamps for the descent. It was a dark, overcast, moonless night and it took 6 hours to descend. In the morning we were covered with bruises and she dumped me. (:


Wader - Sep 6, 2009 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

wader  Sucess!

great hike, lots of people on the trail.sometimes to many..awesome views.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 1, 2009 12:46 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2009

Hardest Thing I've Done To Date!  Sucess!

Set out on a sunny morning hoping for a relatively easy climb. We were warned there would still be snow at the top, but we were not prepared for what we encountered! We took a wrong turn and ended up on a ski trail that added at least an hour. Reached Indian Falls around noon to a breathtaking view of Algonquin. Trail to the top and back down through Tear of the Clouds was covered in 4 ft of snow and ice, making the already difficult trail nearly impassable in places. Elated, we reached the summit around 3pm but worried we would not make it to the leanto on the Mt Colden side before dark. Exhausted, we finally made it right as the sun was setting. Hardest hike I've done yet, but the feeling of accomplishment was worth every step. :)

Climbed with Eleutheros


ericwillhite - Jul 24, 2009 3:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Crazy Lightning Storm  Sucess!

Just about died when we had to sit out a lightning storm near the summit. Story and pictures at


osatrik - Jun 29, 2009 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1987

My first solo SHP - # 22  Sucess!

Nearing the end of the second year of my highpoint quest with my oldest daughter Vanessa. Unfortunately she was suffering from an asthma attack when our family vacationed in the Adirondacks, so I did this SHP alone. Hiked Marcy Dam to Avalanche Pass to Lake Coldenn, Opalescent Creek to Feldspar Leanto where I spent a wonderful night singing Beatles songs with the other campers. Came down from the summit via the Van Hoevenberg Tail past Indian Falls. I was sad for Vanessa, who eventually got to 39 state highpoints. I recently visited my 49th and final SHP, having no intent to do Denali.


jtellis - Jun 18, 2009 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2009

from adirondack loj  Sucess!

got a late start--did this and table top quickly, but had to bypass phelps so i could catch the last ferry back to vermont. very muddy and crowded; probably much more enjoyable during the non-summer months.


SLinehan88 - Jun 7, 2009 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

First Up  Sucess!

Spent half an hour on the summit by myself.

BlackForrest - May 30, 2009 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2008

winter ascent  Sucess!

Very cold wind on top


Eleutheros - May 17, 2009 12:04 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2009

Dangerous Melting Snowdrifts  Sucess!

Climbed the blue trail through Indian Falls and descended the yellow trail through Tear of the Clouds Lake. Both sides were drenched in feet of mud, torrential runoff and dangerously weak snowdrifts that made this trip slow, dangerous and challenging - much more than expected for a peak this size! The Adirondacks in May can be nothing short of WILD.


VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2003

Avalanche Pass is great  Sucess!

When I'm back in the 'dacks I'm heading for the Gothics . . . looked fun but didn't have time last time


Hotoven - Apr 20, 2009 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

Best Weekend trip ever!  Sucess!

My dad brother and I had a nice weekend trip to the Dacks. The hike was great but rained almost the whole day. It was worth the trouble though. Great fun hike. It was fogged in at the top. I would do it again any day though.

BAMFclimber - Apr 1, 2009 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2008

winter ascent  Sucess!

Beautiful, clear day with great views from the summit. Was able to wear snowshoes all the way to the top.

adventurebug - Mar 25, 2009 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

Fun!  Sucess!

Took Avalanche Pass up, Van Hoevenberg Trail down. Great climb.


friday - Mar 15, 2009 11:49 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Scary fall during icy conditions  Sucess!

Great day of weather. Not a cloud in the sky with views as far as Mt Washington from Marcy's summit. The summit was very icy due to ice storms a few days earlier. Winds were strong, but not intolerable.

I fell. On my descent, right after the summit top, my snowshoes slipped, causing me to slide down the ice in a northerly direction from the trail towards the steeper northern slope. I was flipped over after hitting a rock (or a tree, dont quite remember) and became airborne for a few feet (from what others said. I don't remember this either). After sliding at a very quick rate for 15 seconds or so, attempting to grab anything I could to stop my fall, I ended up being miraculously stopped by a small, ice covered tree. If I slid any further, I would not be typing this now.

I want to thank the hiker who came to me right after I stopped and helped me get back up on my feet. He also helped me find a glove that had slipped off during the fall and he found a ski pole of mine. And, thanks for the motrin, it really helped. I owe you a million.

Dartmouth Hiker

Dartmouth Hiker - Mar 5, 2009 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Winter climb with PERFECT weather!  Sucess!

Came back 8 years after my first time up Marcy, this time with a college group. 5 hours up, 3 down. Had a scary experience or two near the summit thanks to not having the right equipment on at the right time. Nonetheless, had an amazing time, and views that extended all the way to snowcapped Mt. Washington 130 miles away!!

May post a TR soonish...


Rockscaler - Feb 3, 2009 6:08 pm

Hp#3  Sucess!



MtnLdr - Jan 4, 2009 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2008

So Close

Made it as far as the saddle between Marcy and Haystack. Late day, shitty conditions, and stopping to smell too many proverbial roses added up to make it more enticing to head back and get in the sack, then to face 50+ mph gusts and a long walk back in the dark. I'll be back this winter!

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