Type: Ice, Snow, 2000 ft (606 m), 2 pitches, Grade II
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Shared By: Simon Thompson on May 5, 2011 · Updates
Admins: Morgan Patterson, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Jim Lawyer

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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 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 first pitch, hike some low-angled snow to the next obvious steep step. This pitch is shorter than the first but is usually the crux of the route.

*-If anybody has information on this please comment.

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