Gothics Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.126, -73.859 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Dominic Albanese on Nov 7, 2007 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jim Lawyer, Morgan Patterson|
From the summit the rock in the area is clearly bountiful. Big Slide is visible across the valley with its bolted slab climbs. Basin and Pyramid (a side summit of Gothics) have climbing potential.
Gothics itself has climbing on at least 3 faces. The north face is the largest at nearly 1000 feet. The South Face, and the Southeast Face.
The North Face is no longer the clean slab shown in Mellors' guide. Though good adventure is still to be had.
The South face has some longer bolted lines.
With a long approach, runout slab, mandatory bushwacking, and route-finding problems, Gothics typifies the great adventure climbing in the dacks. Not for everyone, but for those willing to consider the climb as more than just the moves up the rock this is great place to explore.
Gothics lies deep within the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. It can be approached from several directions depending on which face is to be climbed. For North Face climbs approach via Johns Brooks Lodge Trail to the Obed. Make a left and go up the drainage to the base of the huge slab. Hike off down the east ridge.
For South Face routes approach either over the saddle between Basin and Gothics, or from the trail that comes up from the Ausable lakes.
The Rings located at the top of South Face Direct are at the following coordinates:
Lat: 44.125235 Lon: -73.860053 or UTM (18T): 591201, 4886414
As Of 09/07/2020 they were intact and the cord was good. Using these we were able to Rap down with 1 70M rope in 3 raps. There are bolt hangers for the other raps.
Classic Climbing Routes at Gothics
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