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 Peak(s):  Gladstone Pk  -  13,913 feet
 Post Date:  06/27/2012
 Date Climbed:   06/23/2012
 Posted By:  strudolyubov

 Gladstone Peak via North Ridge   

Route: North Ridge of Gladstone Peak from Rock of Ages TH
Date: 06-23-2012
Climbers: strudolyubov

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.

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Rock of Ages Trail, entering Silver Pick Basin


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Gladstone Peak and its North Ridge from Rock of Ages Saddle


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Mount Wilson and El Diente Peak fom Rock of Ages Saddle


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Looking along the North Ridge of Gladstone from Wilson Peak Trail


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Looking back at the downclimb from the first small "tower"


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Looking back north towards intersection of the ridge and Wilson Peak Trail


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Loking at the remaining 3/4 of the ridge with Mount Wilson seen on the right.


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Approaching the lowest point of the North Ridge


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Looking back at the lowest point of the ridge with Wilson Peak in the background (right)


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Looking back towards Wilson Peak


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Looking back at the downclimb from one of the towers


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Looking back from half-way up the ridge


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The upper half of the North Ridge


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Looking down into Navajo Basin


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Approaching the loose upper section of the ridge


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That is where it gets more interesting ...


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Looking back down the ridge. One of the "wobbling grand piano-size blocks" is seen in the foreground.


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Approaching the summit of Gladstone Peak


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Mount Wilson (center) and El Diente Peak (right) as seen from the summit of Gladstone Peak


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Summit view towards Wilson Peak


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Lizard Head from Gladstone summit



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  • Comments or Questions
Papillon


Nice and clean...     2012-06-27 17:40:19
Thanks for the vicarious ride.


Matt


Very helpful     2012-06-27 19:45:03
Much appreciated.
Cheers!


JosephG

Nice.     2012-06-27 19:48:26
Thanks for the pics and route info. This is on the shortlist...


GeorgeB


Nice!     2012-06-27 21:36:52
There's a crowbar on the summit?!

Thanks for the report and pictures.


tmathews

Thanks     2012-06-28 07:46:55
For the beta!


Presto


Such beautiful weather ...     2012-06-28 09:28:24
Wish we'd had that happen when we did that ridge ... . Great photos. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


Bethie

Thanks for the pics of the route!     2012-06-28 09:50:11
Hey, Thanks so much for posting. I'm hoping to do this one soon & the pictures help me to know what to expect!!


benners


Looks     2012-06-28 12:40:54
like a fun ridge run with great views of the Wilsons to boot. Nice job!


Chinook


Great info     2012-06-28 20:40:28
Thanks for posting. I've been eyeing this one for a while too. Nice job on rotten rock.


strudolyubov

Re:     2012-06-29 20:53:44
Everyone: Thanks for your comments! North Ridge is a nice scramble with incredible views, definitely worth climbing.

Mountain_Ninja: It was nice to meet you and your friend. I hope you enjoyed scrambling and the views!


Mountain Woman


Tnx     2012-07-24 09:20:51
Thanks for the detailed photo route - very useful. I am looking forward to considering this for a trip tomorrow.



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