Mount Lafayette Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Lafayette that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Lafayette, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
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.