Mount Lafayette Climbing Notes

  • February 22, 2013
    Jun from United States

    Solo climb on a Friday morning.
    Arrived in the am. Slept in the trailhead parking lot in my car till 7am when I started onto the Old Bridle Path. No fees to park. They have restrooms at the trailhead parking lot. 4 miles to the AMC hut which is closed during winter season. Trail was pretty much broken into so not hard to follow. Saw a few people trekking up with no snowshoes so it is manageable but more difficult. From the AMC hut about a mile to the summit. The steepest part of the trail to the summit lies a few hundred feet from the summit next to some very large boulders. Decided to turn back due to crampon issues. It took me 8 hours round trip at a slow pace with breaks in between.