Photo of Haystack
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My favorite peak in the

Adirondacks, the third highest. Requires a round trip of 10+ miles but well worth it. Views of the Great Range,

Marcy (the Adirondacks highest peak) and

Algonquin (the second highest). On a clear day Lake Champlain is visible to the East as are Green and White Mountains.

Elevation (feet): 4,960
Elevation (meters): 1,512
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Adirondacks
State: New York
Latitude: 44.1056
Longitude: -73.9008
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Lake Placid
Convenient Center: Keen Valley

Trip Reports

There are 6 trip reports for Haystack.

  • Log #12459 - by Matthew Heckles on May 04, 20043.00 stars
    What a winter trip! My father and I had done Marcy in January about four years ago but decided it was time to give Haystack a try. The Adirondacks are quite a different story in February... We camped...
  • Log #12460 - by Lindsay on July 20, 20023.00 stars
    I climbed the Minor Dihedral with that very fine ropegun John Walker. He knows the route well and led every pitch--stringing some together since we had the 70 m rope (We did it in 8 pitches). He did...
  • Log #12461 - by john walker on Feb 19, 20013.00 stars
    Dawn Glanc and I topped out on this fabulous rock. A bit late in the year but we bagged it and in fine style too. After driving over from Spearfish, South Dakota we noticed that there was a lot of...
  • Log #12463 - by Jeremy Shakun on Feb 18, 20013.00 stars
    my summer of '95 trip was my first climbing experience. i first ascended mount marcy with my father and having done so so quickly we decided, after lounging around on the top of new york for quite a...
  • Log #12464 - by Geoff Underhill on Jan 17, 20003.00 stars
    Flemington Scout Troop 194 Venture Crew. 3 Scouts with Adult Leaders John Reid and Geoff Underhill. Keene Valley to Bushnell Falls (Day trip up Haystack) Failed to find Tabletop in mist and rain...
  • Log #12465 - by David D. Sam on Dec 06, 19993.00 stars
    Why isn't the elevation listed for this peak - 4960 ft? Ascended via the Phelps trail from Keene and had a beautiful basecamp at Bushnell falls. Periods of rain, sleet and lots of slop but the high,...