Mount Marcy Climbing Notes

  • October 29, 2019
    Joseph Wagner from United States

    I climbed it in the last week of March 2019. The wind was about 60 mph at the summit with whiteout conditions. My group managed to get through the blizzard above the treeline but absolutely do not lose sight of the cairns or else you're stranded. The trail is completely lost because of the hard freeze plus the snow. Great for the adventurous at heart, I must say.

  • March 02, 2018
    Miriam from United States

    I have not hiked Marcy, but have many in the area. Early may will be muddy and depending on the weather you could still encounter some snow or ice on peaks.But the bugs should not be bad yet, that is a plus.

  • February 22, 2018
    kris proseus from United States

    Wanted to hike the first week of May 2018. Is it a good time to hike?

  • February 20, 2018
    rahul narode from United States

    Hi. Planning to hike and camp Mt Marcy in week or two. Has anyone gone up lately and hows conditions look like? Any information will be helpful.

  • February 01, 2018
    Cindy from Canada

    Hello, we want to hike up Mount Marcy on the weekend.
    Has anyone been lately. If so, how is it?

    Thank you

  • May 06, 2014
    Veronica from United States

    Planning to hike Marcy May 18th with 19 year old son and stay over at lean to at loj. Hopefully no snow or ice by then? Anyone know what it like up there this week?

  • April 28, 2014
    Daniel from United States

    Thinking about climbing in a few weeks, mid to late may. Anyone known the mud condition then?

  • October 17, 2012
    Anthony from United States

    I have been on top of Marcy many times, last year I went in mid November and encountered about 6 inches of snow that fell the night before, and sufficient ice to make it difficult to walk with out traction with temps in the range of 40-20's as you approach the summit with at least 20mph winds during the day.

    I would say for a late October trip, personally I would use MicroSpikes or something similar, because crampons will be too much for the little amount of ice at this time and they would get significantly worn on the bare rock. as far as snow shoes... I Went in mid November and found about 6 inches of snow. I would not recommend snow shoes at this time, As long as you have good tall warm boots.

    Best of Luck, Anthony

  • October 16, 2012
    Joseph Schafer from United States

    Planning a trip to climb Mt Marcy October 27th a one day trip to the summit. I am concerned about wearing the correct gear on the trip. Apparrel foot gear etc.
    At what point should I anticipate snow. Should I need snow shoes all the way or just crampons for the summit ?