Nippletop Climber's Log

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JeremyP - Apr 24, 2019 11:39 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2018

Nippletop  Sucess!

Did it out and back by the Leach Trail because was concerned the trail down to Elk Pass would be too treacherous. The numerous ups and downs really add to the elevation gain by the end of the day. Didn't get any views because of the clouds. Met a 7 year old boy with his parents on the summit who was on his 45th High Peak.


thelisa - Oct 3, 2018 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2018

Another peak bagged  Sucess!

Rainy, misty day so no views.


technicolorNH - Aug 20, 2018 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2018

A very social summit  Sucess!

Spent almost an hour chatting with a father and son from upstate NY (originally from Seaford on LI) and then a father, daughter, boyfriend group who arrived a bit later. The view from the top made Colvin and Blake seem like an almost insignificant ridge line.


JRaphaelson - Nov 7, 2017 10:54 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2017

Dial-Nippletop-Colvin-Blake  Sucess!

Great hike with great view and plenty of steep sections.


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2014

Nippletop Slide to Dial  Sucess!

We took the Nippletop Slide and looped over to Dial. Conditions were sub-optimal to say the least. This made for a tricky, and at points, scary ascent of the Nippletop Slide, as it was icy enough for need an ax, but the ice was not thick enough to get a good bite with the axes. Still, we made it without incident and had a fantastic weekend!


CRiedel2 - Sep 12, 2014 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014

Busy Day  Sucess!

Hiked up Lake Road and took the Gill Brook trail, summited Nippletop Mt first, then Dial Mt and Bear Den on my way down. Great day to be out, lots of people on the trail too. Great views from the two boulders at the summit, really neat looking down into Elk Pass to Elk Lake, Dix Mt slides, and of course the Great Range.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 11:05 pm

Dial and Nippletop  Sucess!

Two-fer today with the Adirondack Club. Had lunch with a bear on top of Nippletop.


Onager - Jul 27, 2013 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Great views!  Sucess!

Hiked Nippletop 4620' in the Colvin Range during a two day backpacking trip staying both nights at the Indian Pass campsite. Steep but enjoyable hike with great, semi-clear sunny weather the entire weekend. A few false summits later and we found ourselves at the true summit overlooking Ausable lake with Mount Colvin staring us in the face. Proceeded down the same trail we took up and then headed towards Colvin.


Sjboatwright - Jul 24, 2013 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

NT and Dial  Sucess!

A wonderful hike, that was made interesting by the fact I had to carry a friend 6.5 miles down on my back! Totally worth it!


CRiedel2 - May 27, 2012 1:13 am

Re: 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.


aaronjames - Apr 2, 2012 11:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012

The Loop  Sucess!

Did the loop backwards starting with Bear Den, Dial, to Nippletop. Unexpected snow caused no visibility, however the Elk Pass hike down was beautiful. Many fantastic singing birds around the summit of Nippletop, something I've never seen before!


Bkoziol3 - Nov 7, 2011 8:05 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

Nippletop in November  Sucess!

Clear cold day in the HP's.. Climbed via Dial. coming down to elk pass was steep and icy. #23! Halfway there!!


xpda - Aug 13, 2011 1:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2007

Nippletop  Sucess!

I was there with Tigerlilly! (and a few other unsavory characters)


PaulRomano - Aug 8, 2011 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Loop with Dial  Sucess!

Came up the H.G. Leach trail and back down Elk Pass. Met some very friendly hikers on top of Nippletop whom we shared great views with looking towards the Great Range.


stokel - Jun 17, 2011 11:29 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2009

It lives up to its name  Sucess!

#44. Good sledding back down.


mvallee81 - Nov 29, 2010 10:07 am Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010

Winter conditions  Sucess!

Climbed Leach Trail and went down through Elk Pass. Nice winter hike! about 1 foot of snow at higher elevations. Crampons are needed if you go up from Elk pass.


ScAtTeRbOnE - Nov 8, 2010 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Nippletop Range  Sucess!

Hiked the HG Leach trail up. Nice views even though rain moved in while on the summit. Descended via Elk Pass, nice spot.


mike_lindacher - Aug 30, 2010 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2001

What's in a name?

I'm just going back to beef up my summitpost log. What a loser I am ....


MoapaPk - Dec 31, 2008 5:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1972

Dial and Nippletop, something else  Sucess!

Had a contact lens blow out on top, then it landed on my pack, 6 feet away.


Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 10:59 am

Dial and Nippletop  Sucess!

Dial and Nippletop make a great duo

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