I went up what I gather is the standard route: from Grand Wash to Bear Canyon dryfall, skirting Na-Gah and Timpie Canyon lips, then up Nighthawk to the base of FN. Well cairned but not always obvious. Almost stopped there at the base, my morale was low from the tiring approach (upclimbing Nighhawk was particularly nasty). But I got a second wind and summited starting from the NW, then up mostly from the west. Slipped down climbing the summit headwall and slid down 10 feet. Oh, and got off route heading back to Bear Canyon. Very satisfying to summit but mostly just glad to get down.
Fun route finding.
Parked between Grand Wash TH and the scenic road. Didn't have a topo or a route description, but I spied what appeared to be a break int he cliff bands in in a north facing notch closest to the large western cliff bands. Lots of route finding fun, but it is only 3rd class if you look for it. 4th to 5th otherwise. Summited many small cliffbands and then entered a narrow forested drainage, summited the plateau and saw the Nipple for the 1st time. It had rained heavily recently or maybe winter erased them, but I didn't see any other footprints, however I am pretty sure others have used this route though it is not the one Kelsey describes. Fantastic views! The top of the nipple was a fun scramble as well.
Started at Cassidy Arch TH, climbed Ferns Nipple, UN 7100 and George BM, exited via Golden Throne TH. Awesome tour!
Got lots yet down here in SU yet, but hope to get out that way one day!
Climbed via Grand Wash. I have the route written down, so I'll have to check my notes.
Part of our journey from Zion to Moab. This Fruita campsite is really nice. Tons of deer. All the free produce you can pick and eat while there. That is a pretty cool feature. I scoped out at least one decent bolted climbing route. Not much technical stuff here, but not very crowed either. Ferns Nipple was fun. I give it 5 stars.