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Ascent of Nippletop on 2012-07-29

Climber: Timothy Hutchings

Others in Party:Nate
Daryn
Date:Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nippletop
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4593 ft / 1399 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first part of the trail off of the lake road kicked our butts. Seemed steeper than most trails start out and we gained over 1000 ft in our first 25 minutes.

Great views from the Noonmark shoulder.
Great views of the great range from Dial Mt.
Great views from Nippletop also to the west.
Beautiful views of Ausable lake from the Fish Hawk cliffs and Indian Head.

14.7 miles total from the St. Hubert's parking lot.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1093 ft / 332 m
    Elevation Loss:3543 ft / 1079 m
    Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:843 ft / 256 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Leach trail
    Trailhead:Dial col  3750 ft / 1143 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3543 ft / 1079 m
    Extra Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Elk Pass, Indian Head Lake road
    Trailhead:St. Huberts  1300 ft / 396 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Dial Nip

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Bear Den Mountain2012-07-29
2Dial Mountain2012-07-29
3Nippletop2012-07-29
3Dial Mountain-South Peak2012-07-29
5Indian Head2012-07-29



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