Elevation

4,736 ft / 1,443 m

Prominence

699 ft / 213 m

Summits

166 summits

Top climbing months

July   18%

August   16%

September  14%

Highlights

  • Gothics is the tenth highest of the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park.
  • Much of the mountain is covered in bare rock slides, which give the mountain its name due to their resemblance to Gothic architecture.
  • The summit has near 360 degree views, which combined with its location in the High Peaks Region gives splendid views of the Adirondacks.
"Hiked a Armstrong, Gothics, Pyramid, Sawteeth loop from the Ausable Club. I ascended up from Beaver Meadow falls and then over to Armstrong. The clouds at this point were dancing in and out and when I reached Gothics the summit was completely socked in. I sat there and enjoyed some companionship with a few newly made friends and just when we about to leave the clouds lifted, as if someone had hit a lightswitch, leaving us with an amazing view. I continued down over Pyramid and up to Sawteeth before dropping down the Weld Trail and on a side trip to Rainbow Falls. " - Right-On, Oct 10, 2018
"Started from St. Hubert's parking area again and made my way to the AMR gate. Today I stopped and spoke to the ranger for a little while. I headed up towards Gothics today as my first objective since I stopped yesterday after making it to Armstrong. The summit of Gothics was gorgeous with great views of the rest of the great range. I headed over to Pyramid and then down into the col. I sat there for a little bit deciding weather or not to head up to Sawteeth to get one more peak in. Unfortunately, I decided to head down even though I was only about a half mile from the summit. I'll have to hik" - Kim-Stilson, Sep 20, 2018
"Began hike from JBL. Not a day you would typically choose to hike with such bad rain but it wasn’t cold so didn’t present too much of a problem. Prevented us getting a view from the summit though so will return at some stage to see this as it’s supposed to be one of the better views. On the latter stages of the ascent there is a lot of open rock. One part has a long ladder, one part has cables and other parts are just open rock. It’s a tricky ascent and even trickier coming down. Spectacular hike though and one I will do again. " - rhinteractive, Jul 26, 2018
"Easily my favourite peak to date. The views from here are breathtaking, and the trail up via pyramid is awesome. My second time here, with a friend to help him get to 3/46 in the ADK 46er Challenge." - UK-Ranger, Jul 18, 2018
"Fin de semaine camping et rando en solo. Je peux finalement décoller en vitesse vendredi vers 18h30. Je me dépêche et j'oublie de quoi mais je n'arrive pas à savoir quoi... Traverse les frontière, attrape l'orage au USA et voilà que la mémoire me revient.. J'AI OUBLIÉ MES BOTTES DE RANDO!!!! Il est vraiment trop tard pour faire demi-tour. Je vais faire ma fds en running. Mud season ou pas?!?! En fait ce n'était pas si pire que ça. Là où il y a de la bouette et de l'eau, il y a aussi des roches sur lesquels je peux sauter! J'entame mon premier sommet des 6 prévus à l'horaire. En revenant sur me" - fsoucy76, Jun 2, 2018

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