Rocky Peak Ridge Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 52

tigerlilly - Jul 7, 2020 9:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2020

Rocky Ridge to Giant Mt - hike through, Hot day  Sucess!

Gorgeous day, but really hot. Bugs were unrelenting. 14+ miles
Rocky Ridge has magnificent views right from the get go. Started in New Russia and continued past Rocky Ridge to Giant and came down to Roaring Brook parking lot. Coordinated cars. Nice hike, would happily do it again, but leave the dog at home.


Jow - Jun 14, 2020 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2020

With Giant  Sucess!

Almost skipped this peak but got talked into on Giant summit. The decent over was slick rock but great views at top of a Rocky and glad to nab another 46er


VTascender - Dec 19, 2018 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2018

Clear winter day  Sucess!

Hiked through the "saddle" from Giant Mountain for a twofer. Quick elevation gain made traction devices (or snowshoes) a must.

urraca man

urraca man - Oct 4, 2017 11:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2017

Greatest view ever?  Sucess!

This peak is awesome. The trail from Giant is quite technical. Greatest view in the ADK imo.

nannerbots - Oct 25, 2016 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015

Came over from Giant  Sucess!

One of my favorite views in the ADKS and a great day to bag two peaks.


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2014

Giant & Rocky Ridge Peak  Sucess!

Combined Giant with Rocky Ridge Peak for a nice dayhike with some awesome views!!


brian-gordon - Apr 13, 2015 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

#4  Sucess!

Climbed it after grabbing Giant First.


JRaphaelson - Apr 3, 2015 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2015

Giant and Rocky  Sucess!

Beautiful 60 degree day with only three people on the trail. Had the summit to ourselves.


Cisco1974 - Sep 10, 2014 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2014

Giant and Rocky Peak  Sucess!

The descent from Giant is significant. 1000 ft. or more. Going up Rocky Peak from the "valley" is fairly easy going, however the return to Giant is a beast. I loved the summit view of Giant as well as of the ridge leading up from New Russia. I will hike this again from NR in the future.


technicolorNH - Jun 23, 2014 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2014

2nd summit of the day  Sucess!

Took forty four minutes from the summit of Giant Mountain to the summit here. The trail here was much softer and easier than the grind up Giant. Good views, especially to the lake in the east. Did it with Bob from CT, who at age 55, had eleven years on me and he set a pace that was right at the limits of my ability.


Gratton89 - Nov 17, 2013 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012

Great hike  Sucess!

This is a great hike and combined with Giant, makes for a full day of hiking with two great peaks with even greater view. A must do


yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2008

Giant and Rocky-Solo  Sucess!

Nice, Nice, Nice


Onager - Jul 27, 2013 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2012

Rough, but fun hike  Sucess!

Hiked Rocky Peak Ridge 4420' after ascending its neighbor Giant Mountain. Challenging hike due to a steep, wet trail descending to the col between the two mountains. Low visibility made the summit uninteresting. Had to back track back down the col and up the steep section of Giant we had descended earlier. Was very slippery and muddy and made the trek much longer than was expected, forcing us to hike the last hour in the dark with headlamps (We got lost at one point and our group of 4 turned into 2 groups of 2) It was a successful trip regardless of the conditions/visibility and a slight navigation issue.


AlphaRomero - Dec 24, 2012 12:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1981

#14 and #15

#14 and #15 of 46ers with a childhood friend whose father started me backpacking


Sjboatwright - Nov 18, 2012 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

Right after Giant  Sucess!

A fantastic addition to the hike from Giant and we got down right before the rain.

jpbourque - Nov 7, 2011 8:19 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge  Sucess!

Laurence and I left Montreal at 8 o'clock, after deciding to go buy some micro spikes at the Mountaineer in Keene. (It was worth it, especially for RPR). We made it to the summit of Giant by the Zander Scott trail. We had the fortunate surprise of meeting our friend Genevieve lounging on the summit with 2 friends. They wanted to do Hopkins Mt, but we were set on doing RPR. We parted ways after un small lunch. The descend to the col between Giant and RPR was icy, microspikes helped a lot. We were back at the car around 6 PM. Sunny skies all day.


ScAtTeRbOnE - Sep 27, 2011 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011

Climbing and Great Views  Sucess!

Hitched a ride from Chapel Pond TH to New Russia TH and took the East Trail up over Bald Mtn past Lake Luise to RPR with great views along the way, almost made us forget the 5000+ ft climb! Visited Giant and descended to Chapel Pond as the sun set behind the Mtns, a great day.


stokel - Apr 6, 2011 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2009

#6  Sucess!

Hiked with Giant. Broke trail most of the way.


mike_lindacher - Sep 12, 2010 9:28 pm

Rocky ...  Sucess!

Easily one of the best ADK high peaks.


CRiedel2 - Aug 15, 2010 10:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Hiked over to RPR after having lunch atop Giant. The hike between the two seemed a little shorter that what it seems when looking from one to the other. Great day and RPR was quiet and peaceful. I plan on trying the east route from Rt 9 sometime soon, the ridge looked pretty neat.

Viewing: 1-20 of 52
Return to 'Rocky Peak Ridge' main page