Ferns Nipple Climber's Log

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aepler315 - Nov 21, 2023 12:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2023

Scary  Sucess!

Followed Road Trip Ryan's guide. He says a rope is required, but I didn't have one. The exposure at the top isn't horrible, but if you were to slip on the steep part, you'd probably have a 50/50 chance of a severe fall. I was able to downclimb while facing outwards, which isn't recommended because if you slip you have no way to catch yourself. But if you're a beginner, it's less scary than properly downclimbing.


asmrz - Oct 26, 2021 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2021

Fun outing  Sucess!

Penelope and I scrambled up this thing from Grand Wash. The ducks were at times thin and we lost our way couple of times, but made it to the base after all. Good scramble on some reasonable sandstone. The whole area is really nice, a lot of hikes and scrambles.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Dec 7, 2020 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2020

fun scramble  Sucess!

Nice hike with my son who stayed below the peak and I scrambled up... Exposed higher up, but fun! Fantastic views!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Apr 26, 2019 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2019

Battered but Back  Sucess!

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.


edevart - May 17, 2017 4:49 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

Great Hike  Sucess!

Fun route finding.


apachedino - Apr 25, 2013 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2013

Northwest route. Fun routefinding!  Sucess!

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.


SarahThompson - Apr 20, 2011 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011

Part of a fantastic Capitol Reef tour  Sucess!

Started at Cassidy Arch TH, climbed Ferns Nipple, UN 7100 and George BM, exited via Golden Throne TH. Awesome tour!


bobeck - Dec 7, 2007 4:12 pm

Want to get there someday!

Got lots yet down here in SU yet, but hope to get out that way one day!


Scott - Nov 22, 2005 11:39 am

Route Climbed: Grand Wash Date Climbed: May 1992  Sucess!

Climbed via Grand Wash. I have the route written down, so I'll have to check my notes.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Nov 10, 2005 12:28 pm

Route Climbed: Who knows...followed my nose Date Climbed: October 10, 2005  Sucess!

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.

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