​Slide Climbing

 

Winter Slide Climbing

Algonquin

 

Armstrong

 

Basin

 

Cascade

 

Colden

 

Dix Mountain Wilderness

 

Giant

 

Gothics & Pyramid

 

Lower Wolfjaw

 

Nippletop

 

Saddleback

 

Santanoni Mts.

 

Whiteface

 

Wolfjaws

 

Mountaineering - Worlds of Stone

Big Slide area

 

Basin

 

Cascade & Porter Area

 

Cliff & Redfield

 

Colden

 

Colvin/Blake - Dial/Nippletop Ridge

 

Dix Mountain Wilderness

 

Giant & Rocky Peak Ridge

Gothics & Pyramid

 

Great Range Traverse Derivations

 

Haystack

Hurricane Irene-Related Slide Catalog (a partial list)
 

MacIntyre Range: Algonquin, Wright, Iroquois & Boundary

 

Marcy

 

McKenzie Wilderness

 

Saddleback

 

Santanoni & Seward Ranges

 

Sentinel Range

 

Skylight

 

Street & Nye

 

Wilmington Range

 

Whiteface

 

Wolfjaws

Slide Resume

 

Photo albums, mosaic reference photos & videos
 

  • Algonquin Elevator Shaft Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Algonquin Bear Claw Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Algonquin NE Bowl Slide ~ (1) ~ Winter ALBUM

  • Armstrong East Slides/Ledges ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Armstrong East Face (Howard's Pleasure) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic (Star rating related to winter route, slab is mossy)

  • Basin Brook Slide (NE Slide from NW summit) ~ (2) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Basin East Face ~ (2) ~ ALBUM, Winter ALBUMMosaicVideo

  • Basin East Face (Summit Direct Route...new 2011 before Irene) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Basin NE Shoulder Slide (new/enlarged 2011) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Blake Slide ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Brothers' Slide NE ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Cascade NW "T" Shaped Slide (Pre-2011...small with horizontal and vertical section) ~ (3) ~

  • Cascade NW Slide (enlarged 2011) ~ (5) ~ ALBUM ~ Winter ALBUM

  • Cliff Slide ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Colden Avalanche Pass (Harp or Forbidden) Slide ~ (2) ~ Mosaic

  • Colden Avalanche Pass Slide (Skinny Tributary) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Colden NE False Summit Otis Gully Slides (Northern & Southern Slide in Otis Gully) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Colden 1990 (SE) Slide ~ (3) ~ Mosaic

  • Colden Cruciflyer (W Gully Slide New 2011) ~ (4) ~ ALBUM ~ MosaicWinter ALBUM ~ Winter Mosaic

  • Colden Slide (Traditional Exit via slide created in 1869) ~ (6) ~ Mosaic

  • Colden Trap Dike Slide (New 2011) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Colden Trap Dike (ok not a slide in the traditional sense, but an ADK Classic; dyke is the British spelling) ~ (7) ~ ALBUM

  • Colden West Ramp Slide (Summer & Winter) ~ (2) ~ Winter ALBUM2Mosaic

  • Colden Wine Bottle Slide (Technical) ~ (2) ~ALBUM1 ~ ALBUM2 ~ Mosaic1 ~ Mosaic2 ~ Video1 Video2

  • Dial SE Exposure (Vertically short/wide slide) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Dix Beckhorn Slide Winter Climb (2011 Tributary) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Dix Finger Slides: I've labeled these numerically since each tributary is very unique and several numbers sometimes constitute a 'finger' (reference photo). I explored these as a single route over about 10 hours during September of 2010. As a result, some pictures display in descending order.

  • Dix Buttress Slide (New 2011-technical top) ~ (2) ~ ALBUM 2012Mosaic 2013 ~ ALBUM 2013Mosaic 2013Video

  • Dix Hunters Pass Slide ~ (2) ~ ALBUMMosaic

  • Dix Lobster Claw Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUMMosaicVideo

  • Dix North Fork Slide (Western Face to the south of Hunters Pass) ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Dix South Fork Slide (Western Face next to Beckhorn trail) ~ (2) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Emmon's Slide ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Giant Dipper Slide ~ (3) ~ ALBUM ~ Album 2014 ~ Mosaic 

  • Giant East Face (2 Routes) ~ (4) ~ ALBUM1Winter ALBUMMosaicVideo 1, Video 2

  • Giant Western Cirque Slides

  • Gothics North Face New Finger Slide (rate 5.1) ~ (4) ~ ALBUM ~ Winter Mosaic ~ Winter ALBUM ~ Video1, Video2

  • Gothics Rainbow Slide (East Face - Summer & Winter) ~ (4) ~ ALBUM (summer)ALBUMWinter ALBUM1,2Mosaic 1Mosaic 2Mosaic 3 (summer)

  • Gothics South Face (rated 5.4) (Winter) ~ (3) ~ ALBUMALBUM (summer)MosaicMosaic 2013 (summer)

  • Gothics True North Slide (Summer & Winter) ~ (3) ~ Winter ALBUMMosaic

  • Gothics True North Slide (branch to col) ~ (1) ~ Winter ALBUMMosaic

  • Gothics West Face (Winter) ~ (1) ~ Winter Album ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Grace Peak (East Dix) Great Slide ~ (2) ~ ALBUM

  • Haystack Johanssen Face [Portions Slide(s)] ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Haystack Panther Gorge (Conjoined Slide Set) (North & South) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Video ~ Mosaics (North & South)

  • Kilburn (Monument) Slide ~ (2) ~ Mosaic

  • Lower Wolfjaw - Bennie's Root Canal Slide - Old Central Tributary ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Lower Wolfjaw - Bennie's Root Canal Slide - NEW 2011 South Tributary ~ (3) ~ ALBUM ~ ALBUM (ice)

  • LWJ - Khyber's (NW Ridge/Lower) Slide (New in 2011) ~ (3) ~ ALBUM ~ Winter ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Macomb Slide (summer and winter) ~ (2) ~

  • Marcy Grand Central Slide ~ (3) ~ ALBUMMosaic

  • Marcy East Face Full Face Climb with Rappel (Technical route)~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Marcy East Face Proper (with Circumnavigation) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Marcy Margin Slide (on southern edge of east face) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Marcy Old (South) Slide Set ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Marcy Overhang Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Moose Mountain NW Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Moose Mountain N Slides ~ (1) ~ 

  • Nippletop Slide ~ (3) ~ Mosaic ~ Winter ALBUM ~ Video

  • Pyramid South Face - Out of Egypt (Technical Route) ~ (1) ~ Winter Album ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Redfield Slide ~ (2) ~ Mosaic

  • Rocky Peak Ridge Rubble Slides (2 Slides) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM (4 pics)

  • Santononi Ermine Brook Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Santononi Twin Slide (Main Stem of 2 tributaries) ~ (3) ~ ALBUMMosaic ~ Winter ALBUM ~ Winter Mosaic

  • Santononi Twin Slide (SW Tributary) ~ (1) ~

  • Santononi Twin Slide (NE Tributary) ~ (1) ~

  • Saddleback Back in the Saddle NE Slide (Pre-2011) ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Saddleback Back in the Saddle (Catastrophic Chaos Tributary ) ~ (3) ~ ALBUM ~ Winter Album ~ Video

  • Saddleback Chicken Coop Slide (1) (old exposure best saved for skiing)

  • Saddleback Chicken Coop Slides (4 or 5 slides enlarged in 2011) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

  • Saddleback South Slide ~ (2) ~ Mosaic

  • Skylight Eastern Rubble Slide (hardly worth if unless bushwhacking summit) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM (2 pics)

  • Upper Wolfjaw North Slide (small slide intersects trail b/t Skinny & Wide slides - 2011) ~ (1) ~

  • Upper Wolfjaw Skinny Slide (on NW ridge pre-2011) ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Upper Wolfjaw Skinny Slide (on NW ridge post 2011 enlargement) ~ (3) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Upper Wolfjaw Sabre Tooth Slide East (on NE ridge) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Upper Wolfjaw Sabre Tooth Slide West (on NE ridge) ~ (1) ~

  • Upper Wolfjaw White Slide (Technical/ mossy) ~ (3) ~ ALBUM 1ALBUM 2 ~ WINTER ALBUM ~ Mosaic ~ Video

  • Upper Wolfjaw Wide Slide (Western-most slide on NW ridge; enlarged in 2011) ~ (1) ~ ALBUM

  • Wright 2011 Angel Slide (aka Angle Slide) ~ (2) ~

  • Wright Airplane Slide (Left Wing) ~ (2) ~ Mosaic

  • Wright Airplane Slide (Right Wing) ~ (1) ~ Mosaic

  • Whiteface Lake Placid Slide ~ (4) ~ ALBUM ~ Winter ALBUM ~ Video Mosaic

  • Whiteface Ski Slide .5 ~ (1)

  • Whiteface Ski Slide 1 ~ (4) ~ Mosaic

  • Whiteface Ski Slide 2 ~ (3) ~ Mosaic

  • Whiteface Ski Slide 2B (new spring 2011) ~ (3) ~ ALBUM 1 ~ ALBUM 2 (w/#3)

  • Whiteface Ski Slide 3 ~ (2)

  • Whiteface Ski Slide 4 ~ (2) ~ Mosaic on Ski Slide 1

  • Wilmington Mountain (Cooper Kill) Slide ~ (1) ~ ALBUM ~ Mosaic

Irene Related Slides

Algonquin

  • Enlarged a slide in the Northeast Bowl (44°8’49.2”N, 73°58’53.7”W) and stripped Wright Brook’s streambed.
     

Basin

  • Created the Northeast Shoulder slide (44°7’18.4”N, 73°52’33.6”W) on ESE aspect of NE shoulder.

  • Multiple new and enlarged slides in Chicken Coop slide array (44°7’34.6”N, 73°52’52.3”W) on the N aspect of Basin’s NE shoulder.

  • Created NW slide (44°7’21.0”N, 73°53’36.9”W) on Basin’s NW summit.

  • Created several small slides (44°6’59.2”N, 73°52’44.6”W) on Basin's ridge S of the East Face. These slid into East Face run-out (44°7’5.5”N, 73°52’36.5”W) which was stripped to the  Northeast Shoulder slide runout.

Blake

  • Created three new slide tracks low on ESE aspect (44°4’45.8”N, 73°50’15.9”W).
     

Cascade

  • Created Cascade slide (44°13’16”N, 73°51’59.1”W) on NW aspect from pre-existing “T” shaped slide.
     

Colden

  • Created the Trap Dike slide (44°7’48.1”N, 73°57’44.2”W) on NW aspect near summit.

  • Trap Dike stripped of vegetation from 3,850’ in elevation to Avalanche Lake.

  • Enlarged Cruciflyer slide (44°8’11.4”N, 73°57’32.8”W) in NW gully enlarged to trail.

  • Created small slide (44°8’9.3”N, 73°57’38.2”W) on NW aspect of NE Shoulder.

  • Created Colden Cooler slide (44°7’51.8”N, 73°57’10.3”W) on NE flank of Colden’s NE Shoulder.
     

Dix

  • Added a tributary (44°4’51.6”N, 73°47’2.6”W) to the north of old Beckhornslide on E aspect of mountain.

  • Created Buttress slide (44°4’58.3”N, 73°47’58.6”W) on W aspect of Dix’ SW buttress.

  • Enlarged Hunters Pass slide (44°5’3.6”N, 73°47’39.3”W) on W with two small tributaries along S edge.
     

Giant

  • Enlarged Putnam Brook slide (44°9’53.4”N, 73°44’8.4”W) below Giant’s NW shoulder.

  • Enlarged Northeast slides (44°10’3.0”N, 73°43’8.9”W)—new tributary on W side and enlarged E tributary.

  • Enlarged Tulip slide (44°9’23.7”N, 73°43’43.8”W) in WNW aspect in the W cirque).

  • Enlarged Eagle slide drainage in W cirque (44°9’31.2”N, 73°43’31.3”W).
     

Gothics

  • Created NW aspect slide in Orebed slide array (44°7’38.2”N, 73°51’55.0”W) E of Orebed Trail.
     

Lower Wolfjaw

  • Enlarged Bennies Root Canal slide - new tributary descends N from summit; stripped runout NW to Johns Brook.

  • Created tributary Khyber's slide; runs NW to Johns Brook.
     

Macomb

  • Enlarged multiple slides W/SW of summit (44°3’2.6”N, 73°47’6.9”W).
     

Marcy

  • Created a small slide (44°6’39.9”N, 73°54’53.4”W) between the East Face slab and Grand Central slide.
     

Saddleback

  • Created the Catastrophic Chaos tributary of the Back in the Saddle slide (44°7’39.5”N, 73°52’25.1”W).

  • Created a slide (44°7’40.2”N, 73°52’19.1”W) to the E of the Back in the Saddle slide.

  • Created several smaller slides (44°7’39.1”N, 73°52’13.2”W) between Back in the Saddle and the Orebed slides.

  • Orebed slide (44°7’45.1”N, 73°52’4.1”W) on NNE aspect enlarged from a minor pre-existing exposure; intersects the Orebed Trail.

  • Created three slides (44°7’14.8”N, 73°52’8.8”W) on SE aspect of Saddleback’s S ridge.
     

Tabletop

  • Created a slide on NNE aspect (44°9’17.8”N, 73°54’23.8”W) centered between Tabletop and Phelps Mountain. Old slide track had regrown.

  • Created a slide S of Howard Mountain on NE aspect of ridge (44°8’56.6”N, 73°53’21.2”W).
     

Upper Wolfjaw

  • Enlarged Skinny slide on NW ridge along its E side (44°8’35.5”N, 73°50’37”W).

  • Enlarged the Wide slide on NW ridge (44°8’48.1”N, 73°50’54.4”W). New slab was exposed at the bottom and along E and W sides of upper slab. Runout intersected the Range Trail and Southside Trail.

  • Created a N aspect slide (44°8’54.4”N, 73°50’40.3”W) between Skinny and Wide slides.

  • Created Beaver Brook slide (44°8’13.7”N, 73°50’38.5”W) on S aspect. Runout turns E.
     

Wright

  • Created new Angel slide (44°9’21.5”N, 73°58’1.9”W) on NE aspect adjacent to and NW of the 1999 Angel slides.
     

Wilmington Peak

  • Created Cooper Kill slide (44°26’1.6”N, 73°50’26.8”W) on NE aspect. Runout turns E.

  • Created small slide (44°25’59.5”N, 73°50’27.0”W) adjacent to headwall ofCooper Kill slide.

Disclaimer: The Information contained in these pages are personal accounts for entertainment purposes and quick references only. It is not intended as a guide or substitute for a working field guide. The Adirondacks can be dangerous and you must obtain a trail book and/or consult a working outfitter/guide before setting out on any hike. Wilderness conditions change daily. Author makes no guarantees on the accuracy of information within these pages. As such, the author of this site bears no responsibility for injury and/or death or any other unforeseen tragic consequences resulting from information obtained on this site.

 
 

© 2018 by Kevin B. MacKenzie

46-R #5430W, NYS Tier 1 Rock/Ice Guide, 

Member: NYSOWA, DEC Technical Rescue Team, ARC Board, ACC Board

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