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Elevation: 4,734'
Location: 44.12917, -73.8618 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: South face of Gothics from Pyramid Peak

Description 

Gothics is one of the most impressive mountains in the high peaks region of the Adirondacks. It's steep North and South faces offer some of the best and most sustained alpine ice climbing in the park. There are also numerous beautiful hiking trails to the top and a backcountry ski descent down the True North slide.

Getting There 

North face climbers will park at the Garden Parking lot at the end of Adirondack Rd. out of Keene Valley. If you're climbing the South face you should probably park at the St Huberts parking area across the street from the Giant/Roaring Brook Falls trailhead between Keene Valley and Chapel Pond. The approach can take much longer or shorter depending on trail conditions but expect 3 hours for the North face and probably more for the Southface .

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.5 miles from here

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gothics:
North Face   WI2 Easy Snow PG13     Ice, Snow, 2 pitches, 1200'   
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Featured Route For Gothics
Kevin Chlad and Ben Botelho climb the final rope-length of the North Face of Gothics

North Face WI2 Easy Snow PG13  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Gothics
When it's in, this is the most continuous and sustained alpine ice climb we have in New York. It usually offers 3-5 separate lines. Catch this in the right conditions. March and April are usually best. What looks like ice from the doorstep of High Peaks Cyclery in Lake Placid can be sketchy snow-covered rock in reality so pay attention to weather patterns and trip reports.The three most common lines are left, middle, and right. The far left side offers the easiest climbing with many trees to use...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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