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Old 03-22-2016, 05:40 PM   #5
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In early May, can Gothics be climbed without gear (ropes, crampons, etc)?
FWIW -- a few years ago on the 2nd weekend in May we climbed LWF/UWF/Armstrong from the Lake road and intended to climb Gothics as well. The south facing slopes were free and clear, the north facing slopes were very icy. Made for a long day, bailed before Gothics and had a narrowing snow spine to hike down back to the lake road.

Conditions this year may be drastically different, but the Adirondacks are still very unpredictable.
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