Site migration work has begun! Your help is still needed. If you have not donated to the cause before, we still have a ways to go to meet the cost of this migration. Remember, your donation will be matched. Please click on the "Donate" button and just send us $10 or $20. Every little bit helps. While the site migration work is going on, the site on the old platform will remain usable. There should be no interruption in service. Every ranked 13er is now routed.
Gladstone sits perched between three of Colorado's most impressive 14ers. Rough & loose, this peak is easiest to climb when snow conditions can aid the laborious traverse across the rock-filled basins surrounding the peak. An approach from Rock of Ages Trailhead or Bilk Basin are the most expedient options. Bilk Basin provides access to Gladstone's norther slopes, which hold snow later into the year and may help cut off a portion of the long, exposed ridge traverse.