Route: North Ridge of Gladstone Peak from Rock of Ages TH
Note: To avoid deadly loose junk, stay on or close to the ridge crest. The ridge crest is reasonably solid with occasional Class 4 moves.
Rock of Ages Trail, entering Silver Pick Basin
Gladstone Peak and its North Ridge from Rock of Ages Saddle
Mount Wilson and El Diente Peak fom Rock of Ages Saddle
Looking along the North Ridge of Gladstone from Wilson Peak Trail
Looking back at the downclimb from the first small "tower"
Looking back north towards intersection of the ridge and Wilson Peak Trail
Loking at the remaining 3/4 of the ridge with Mount Wilson seen on the right.
Approaching the lowest point of the North Ridge
Looking back at the lowest point of the ridge with Wilson Peak in the background (right)
Looking back towards Wilson Peak
Looking back at the downclimb from one of the towers
Looking back from half-way up the ridge
The upper half of the North Ridge
Looking down into Navajo Basin
Approaching the loose upper section of the ridge
That is where it gets more interesting ...
Looking back down the ridge. One of the "wobbling grand piano-size blocks" is seen in the foreground.
Approaching the summit of Gladstone Peak
Mount Wilson (center) and El Diente Peak (right) as seen from the summit of Gladstone Peak
Summit view towards Wilson Peak
Lizard Head from Gladstone summit