About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen covers environmental policy in the Adirondacks. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. You can also follow her on Twitter, @gwendolynnn1.

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  1. Bob Loblaw says

    The Trap Dike is an excellent climb and can be easily soloed with two technical ice axes and crampons mounted to a stiff soled mountaineering boot in winter with the only technical crux being the waterfall section. In summer, it’s a great class 4 climb with serious exposure in waterfall section. It’s not a hike until you break out onto the face and it turns into a slab climb. Weather(as usual) defines the appropriate times to climb such a route. Following an extended dry period in summer, or after snow conditions have consolidated in winter(late season) is the best time to hit it.

    • Bob Loblaw says

      PS If attempting it for the first time and your NOT going with someone who has already been, then class 5 rock climbing experience should be a prerequisite(for summer)…IMO…unless you’ve done a bunch of class 4 already and are comfortable route finding in areas with significant exposure.

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