A stunning mountain in the heart of the High Peaks offers an infamous and looming slab of granite and ice begging to be explored.
How to get there
Trailhead: Because of this mountain's position in the Great Range, there are trailheads at Adirondack Loj or in Keene Valley. For the short loop (10.5 miles), park on Route 73 at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve.
By the numbers
- Distance: 6 miles one way
- Elevation: 4,734 feet
Great slide and slab climbs! The famous North Face of Gothics will provide gratification. Start with a challenging back country hike. On a clear day there are 360 degree views of the surrounding High Peaks.
Looking for a challenging winter alpine climb? The North Face of Gothics will give you just that.
Watch this Youtube video of an old ascent.