Tag Archives: Slide Climbing

Chris on the Macomb Silde

Macomb Mountain is the most southern of the Adirondack High Peaks. It is a required climb for the Adirondack Forty-Sixer membership. The summit provides wonderful views over Elk Lake and the jumble of high peaks to the north. To reach the summit, it has been thought of as a bushwhack, but since the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack 46ers have brushed out designated herd paths, it is more of an unmarked…

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Hough and Macomb in the Adirondack Dix Range

The Dix Range, peaks associated with Dix Mountain anchor the High Peaks. As one drives the Adirondack Northway from the south one can catch a glimpse of these peaks, especially the crown-like summit of Macomb. Situated south and separated from Marcy and the main jumble of high peaks Dix offers some of the best hiking, overnight or multiday backpacking and views in the Adirondacks and possibly in the Northeast. One can push and “do” the…

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View from Giant Mountain Summit

I found this picture and thought I would share it with the folks that are new to slide climbing/bushwhacking! This was taken after pushing through about 1 mile of dense spruce. We exited a slide on Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks last year and fought our way up a ridge. The day before our climb it rained and the slide was very wet and poorly navigable. This was NOT a planned exit. We still had…

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Chris on Giant Mountain Summit eating a well deserved "lunch"

Thomas Edison once said “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” I know he was not talking about climbing slides in the Adirondacks and actually our summit bid was completely successful and we had a great day, but his quote holds truth. Good Intentions We set out to climb Giant Mountain on the Bottle Slide. I’ve climbed Giant via Eagle in the past and for a number of reasons…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!

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