Saddleback Mountain Climber's Log

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TLP - May 27, 2010 1:08 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

after Basin  Sucess!

I went up from the Basin col. It's a nice climb on the rocks! It wasn't that bad. I thought it was going to be worse. Good, tough times in the Adirondacks.


Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 11:03 am

Saddleback  Sucess!

Nice little scramble


sskeep - Sep 9, 2008 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Saddleback  Sucess!

Had great day climbing Mt Marcy, Haystack, Saddleback, Basin with Scott and Pat.


Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006

Saddleback Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed with Haystack and Basin via the Range Trail from the Garden. After traversing over Basin, we had a little difficulty ascending the Class 3 slabs below Saddleback's summit block, but otherwise had little trouble. After we began our descent into John's Brook Valley it began to rain, at times heavely, but things cleared up after about a hour.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Jul 31, 2008 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Steep "trail"  Sucess!

This was part of an 18+ mile loop that included Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, and Basin. The descent toward Basin is alarmingly steep and exposed, considering that it is a trail.


MoapaPk - Jul 5, 2008 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1971

many times, range traverse  Sucess!

Always between here and there.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 10:08 pm

Frostbite Prevention  Sucess!

My pal Tony and I had a snack out of the wind, then headed into a 60-mph gale for our descent. Almost instantly, we each noticed the other's face turning white. We cowered behind the closest rock, threw on our face masks, and made it down unscathed, but respecting the mountain even more.


starship_jen - Nov 11, 2007 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

From the Garden  Sucess!

The last of a 3 peak string with Paul. Intimidating rock "climb" to get to the summit. I appreciated Paul's help with this one. Headed back to the garden after a long day of hiking. Good trip!


EastcoastMike - Oct 5, 2007 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

En Route to Haystack

Climbed en route to Haystack. Nice open rock section before on the way to Basin!

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 26, 2007 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1977

Range traverse  Sucess!

Got hit by a big thunderstorm trying to get off the top.


davebobk47 - Aug 20, 2007 3:25 pm

Great Times  Sucess!

Nice hike with my Philmont crew.


birdny - Jun 22, 2007 9:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1994

Nice  Sucess!

Climbed with brothers Bob and Mike. Awesome hike and views. the trail down over to Basin was a drop and a half but was awesome!!

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005

ADK #38  Sucess!

almost done...


lalpinist - Feb 25, 2007 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2007

Packed  Sucess!

This trail is well-packed. Even though this area did not get the snow that the more western and southern peaks saw, there were lots of people on trail today as word was out that it was one of the few that had been broken since the snow. The trail from the peak of Saddleback to Basin is blown clean, however, and there is a lot of exposed ice and rock. Crampons minimum. Belay is recommended for the stretch near the top.


mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 12:31 am

From The Garden  Sucess!

Started at the Garden and hit this summit, then spent the night at Ore Bed Leanto. Lots of fun. Great views.


danny-boy - Oct 4, 2006 12:50 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2004

Verglace  Sucess!

We were pretty tired from summiting Basin and then the haul up from the Basin-Saddleback col. The way up the west trail had patched that were very steep and icey. The 'trail' below the summit was pretty much a low-grade ice climb. We had a lot of fun, but were relieved to find ourselves at the summit.


nartreb - Aug 14, 2006 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Great Range traverse attempt  Sucess!

We took a long break on the windy summit ledge, and I tried to "bend the map" to convince myself we were already on Basin, as it started to sink in that the Great Range Traverse is a lot steeper than the Presidential Traverse.


rasgoat - Aug 6, 2006 11:08 pm

great loop  Sucess!

camped near johns brook lodge to saddleback basin and back. another one i did in reverse. thats all right, i'll have to go back!

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jul 19, 2006 5:06 am

Saddleback Cliffs as part of Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

From the Garden, one day traverse of Marcy/Haystack/Basin/Saddleback/Gothics/Armstrong/UWJ. The "Saddleback Cliffs" (west side hiking trail) is definitely the hardest 200' of "trail" in the Adirondacks. I haven't done all 46 yet, but that seems to be the consensus, and after climbing it, I believe it.


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 9:31 pm

Long Rainy Day  Sucess!

Steep beginning to a long rainy day with basin and haystack to go.

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