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Jerry LLeach Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Jerry L

Completed after Dial.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 8:32 am

buzzdainerElk Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998


Horrendous blowdowns between Elk Pass and the summit, thanks to the famous ice storm of '98.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 12:29 am

EastcoastMikeLong time ago!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1994


Hiked this one with my dad when I was about 10 and loved it quickly became one of my favorite high peaks!
Posted Sep 12, 2007 11:08 pm

tigerlillyThis one was fun  Sucess!


Gorgeous Day. 2 feet fresh powder. No joke
Posted Aug 28, 2007 9:45 pm

Bark EaterPeak bagging  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1979

Bark Eater

One of my last 46ers before moving west.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 5:41 pm

EnapaiAfter Colvin and Blake from Gill Brook  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007


Best Day I've seen in the Daks in years. My new favorite viewpoint in the High Peaks Region.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 9:35 pm

CookieMonsterThe Hard Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1994


Hiked the whole Lake Road and ascended up the Gill Brook Trail. Awesome view of the slides on Dix. Came down via Bear Den.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 12:12 am

birdnyAwesome views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1994


Climbed with my brother Mike and my co-worker Brent. The views are incredible!!! If it wasnt such a long hike it might rank higher on my list of favorites.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 9:36 am

TLPH.G. Leach trail up, Elk Pass down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2007


Some great views from the top of this Peak. The Elk Pass trail sucks big time going down. Should have went back the way I came, but didn't want to do all those cols again. Sort of a no win situation going back down, unless you want to jump off, which does look possible.
Posted May 31, 2007 10:20 am

lalpinistfogged in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007


Via Bear Den / Dial and returning via Gill Brook. No views because of the fog. Still plenty of snow up top.
Posted Mar 27, 2007 4:38 pm

The edgeADK #34  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2005

The edge

2nd out of loop
Posted Mar 14, 2007 6:22 pm

doctorpeakbaggerAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006


Best views in ADK so far. Black flies, brown flies, purple flies... all out in full force.
Posted May 31, 2006 12:50 am

foreverwildLongg day  Sucess!


Climbed from just under Dix out and around and up the Dial/Nippletop Ridge.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 9:53 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: Bear Den - Dial - Nippletop loop Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


Approached from Dial. Great views of Dix and Great Range. Hot and Hazy with many black flies. Nice lake in saddle with Indian head.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 12:21 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Ridge Tr. Date Climbed: 9/22/96 and 2/20/99  Sucess!


Summer Solo. Winter as leader for a small group. I love these less visited High Peaks.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 4:15 pm

climber46Route Climbed: rock slide bushwhack on west side Date Climbed: July 29, 2001  Sucess!


I definitely climbed this peak the hard way! I climbed the Nippletop slide. First, it was a brutal bushwhack once I left the trail just to find the slide! I crossed a muddy bog by walking only on rocks and sticks. Then I scrambled DOWNHILL along a small brook for about 45 minutes, wondering if I was still going the right way! I was so relieved when I arrived at the bottom of the rock slide! However, the challenges were just beginning. A portion of the rock slide was impassable without Class 5 climbing, so I worked around it in the woods as a miserable bushwhack. Once around this, the slide climb became enjoyable until I got halfway up, where sore legs began to afflict me. Then, to top it off, the clouds increased and it began raining just as I reached the top of the slide. No nice exit existed, so I had to bushwhack by crawling through and under wet cripplebush for several hundred feet until I reached the summit where the trail was. It was a miserable wet hike down. Due to poor planning in regards to time, I ended up hiking the last hour of the hike in the dark with one flashlight between me and my hiking partner, who was upset with me for taking him on such an exhausting climb.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 9:35 pm

CRiedel2Re: Route Climbed: rock slide bushwhack on west side Date Climbed: July 29, 2001


This is the type of "adventure" that enduring stories are made of to tell the grandkids about! If it was just another hike/climb to a summit, it's less memorable. Hope you had fun though, still want to get up there myself.
Posted May 27, 2012 1:13 am

mikethehikerRoute Climbed: Lake road and elk pass Date Climbed: september 25 2004  Sucess!


Beautiful dayhike, came down on the east side to get to Mount Dial. Colors have started at this time of the year.
Posted Jun 15, 2005 9:53 am

woodstriderRoute Climbed: trail from Elk Pass Date Climbed: 9/22/96 and 2/20/99  Sucess!


remote feeling area
Posted May 4, 2005 4:23 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: Bear Den to Dial to Nippletop, back to road via Elk Pass Date Climbed: 10/10/04  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

Did this hike on a very cloudy day. It was a nice hike over Bear Den and Dial to get to Nippletop. The summit cone was as steep and pointy as I've been on in the ADKs. The clouds cleared somewhat for a few minutes and we got great views of Dix and down into Elk Pass.
Posted Oct 12, 2004 9:24 am

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