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Mt. Colden is the 11th highest mountain in New York State. This is a unique high peak for the Adirondacks considering the number and size of exposed slides on its west face. While these slides can be skied or scrambled, an easy trail to the summit also exists. The mountain doesn't see as much traffic as higher peaks like Algonquin or Marcy which is surprising. The summit of Mt. Colden offers excellent views of Lake Colden/Avalache Lake, Flowed Lands and puts you between the state's highest 2 mountains.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Colden:
The Trap Dike(winter) WI2 Easy Snow Ice, Snow, 2 pitches, 2000'
Trap Dike (summer) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, 2000'
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Trap Dike (summer) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b NY : Adirondacks : ... : Mt. Colden
On a summer day in 1850, two workers from the McIntyre Iron Company (Now the Upper Works trailhead) set out to stand on top of the unclimbed Mt. Colden, an Adirondack High Peak named after an investor of the Iron Works. Since no trail existed, the pair started up the only weakness in the Mountain, a large dike on the west side that spilled into Avalanche Lake. They followed the dike up the mountain until the walls disappeared. They soon found themselves ascending an exposed slide into the unknow...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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