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Mt. Colden is the 11th highest mountain in New York State. This is a unique high peak for the Adirondacks considering the number and size of exposed slides on its west face. While these slides can be skied or scrambled, an easy trail to the summit also exists. The mountain doesn't see as much traffic as higher peaks like Algonquin or Marcy which is surprising. The summit of Mt. Colden offers excellent views of Lake Colden/Avalache Lake, Flowed Lands and puts you between the state's highest 2 mountains.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Colden:
The Trap Dike(winter) WI2 Easy Snow Ice, Snow, 2 pitches, 2000'
Trap Dike (summer) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, 2000'
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The Trap Dike(winter) WI2 Easy Snow NY : Adirondacks : ... : Mt. Colden
The Trap Dike and the North face of Gothics are THE classic winter mountaineering ascents in the Adirondacks. Though most parties will only rope up for a couple for a couple of pitches, the Trap Dike provides a fun, exposed, and fairly continuous line directly to the summit of Mt Colden. From the base of the dike, climb one pitch of stepped ice(usually). The belay used to be just above the ice on some fixed tat from bushes/trees. I am not sure if the belay is still there since Irene*. After the ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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