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Elevation: 4,626'
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Submitted By: Devin McPhillips on Apr 5, 2010
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Climbing the steep last section of the Diagonal Sl...

Description 

12th highest 46er, and among the easiest to access. Outstanding views of the Great Range to the west.


Getting There 

Easy access off NY Route 73 near Keene, NY.


Climbing Season


2 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Giant Mountain:
Eagle Slide   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 1300'   
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Featured Route For Giant Mountain
Looking up slide towards the top of Giant.  Actually NOT Eagle slide, instead it is Diagonal slide a smaller class 3 to the left (climbing up)of Eagle.

Eagle Slide 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Giant Mountain
This is an excellent, airy route up to the summit of Giant Mountain. Around 1000 vertical feet of slab climbing on the scenic west face. Rather than hiking through the trees, smear up (generally) clean anorthosite and take in the views. This a short day hike relative to other ADK 46ers. The most dangerous part is scrambling up the colluvium in the stream headwaters--watch out for falling rocks....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Ian Dibbs
Sep 6, 2010

If wishing to do the eagle slide expect a challenging bushwack if you try to make a short cut through the woods. The forest is unbelievably thick in parts and super slow to get through. Watch out for rain, the slide is slippery and potentialy dangerous when wet ! Great views from top !
When you hit the trail at the top it is the common trail for both ADK (DEC) trails #47 and #48, they split about 1/2 mile later