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New York > Adirondacks > Adirondack Ice… > E: Interior High Peaks


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 .

Routes from Left to Right

WI2 Easy Snow PG13
North Face
Ice, Snow 2 pitches
Four Rings of Saturn
Trad, Ice 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Face
WI2 Easy Snow PG13 Ice, Snow 2 pitches
Four Rings of Saturn
WI4 Trad, Ice 3 pitches

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South face of Gothics from Pyramid Peak
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