Peak(s):  Gladstone Pk  -  13,913 feet
Date Posted:  06/27/2012
Date Climbed:   06/23/2012
Author:  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...
06/27/2012 23:40
Thanks for the vicarious ride.


Matt

Very helpful
06/28/2012 01:45
Much appreciated.
Cheers!


JosephG
Nice.
06/28/2012 01:48
Thanks for the pics and route info. This is on the shortlist...


GeorgeB

Nice!
06/28/2012 03:36
There's a crowbar on the summit?!

Thanks for the report and pictures.


tmathews
Thanks
06/28/2012 13:46
For the beta!


Presto

Such beautiful weather ...
06/28/2012 15:28
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!
06/28/2012 15:50
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
06/28/2012 18:40
like a fun ridge run with great views of the Wilsons to boot. Nice job!


Chinook

Great info
06/29/2012 02:40
Thanks for posting. I've been eyeing this one for a while too. Nice job on rotten rock.


strudolyubov
Re:
06/30/2012 02:53
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
07/24/2012 15:20
Thanks for the detailed photo route - very useful. I am looking forward to considering this for a trip tomorrow.



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