Ascent of The Nipple on 2012-06-10

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:son Geoffrey
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:The Nipple
    Elevation:9342 ft / 2847 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took direct route to summit but cross-country on the way back to check out the snow and give my son some ice axe practice
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My son, Geoffrey, having left the PCT below, is about to gain the ridge which leads to the summit (2012-06-10). Photo by John E Sarna.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1500 ft / 457 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1500 ft / 457 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Grade/Class:Cl 2-3 Summit Block
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1500 ft / 457 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:PCT from Blue Lakes Road
    Start Trailhead:Blue Lakes Road  7842 ft / 2390 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1500 ft / 457 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    End Trailhead:7842 ft / 2390 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by John E Sarna
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