Nippletop Climber's Log

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Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 19, 2007 8:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Leach Trail  Sucess!

Completed after Dial.


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998

Elk Pass  Sucess!

Horrendous blowdowns between Elk Pass and the summit, thanks to the famous ice storm of '98.


EastcoastMike - Sep 12, 2007 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1994

Long time ago!  Sucess!

Hiked this one with my dad when I was about 10 and loved it quickly became one of my favorite high peaks!


tigerlilly - Aug 28, 2007 9:45 pm

This one was fun  Sucess!

Gorgeous Day. 2 feet fresh powder. No joke

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 18, 2007 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1979

Peak bagging  Sucess!

One of my last 46ers before moving west.


Enapai - Aug 9, 2007 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

After Colvin and Blake from Gill Brook  Sucess!

Best Day I've seen in the Daks in years. My new favorite viewpoint in the High Peaks Region.


CookieMonster - Jul 25, 2007 12:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1994

The Hard Way  Sucess!

Hiked the whole Lake Road and ascended up the Gill Brook Trail. Awesome view of the slides on Dix. Came down via Bear Den.


birdny - Jun 22, 2007 9:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1994

Awesome views  Sucess!

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.


TLP - May 31, 2007 10:20 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2007

H.G. Leach trail up, Elk Pass down  Sucess!

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.


lalpinist - Mar 27, 2007 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007

fogged in  Sucess!

Via Bear Den / Dial and returning via Gill Brook. No views because of the fog. Still plenty of snow up top.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2005

ADK #34  Sucess!

2nd out of loop


doctorpeakbagger - May 31, 2006 12:50 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Awesome  Sucess!

Best views in ADK so far. Black flies, brown flies, purple flies... all out in full force.


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 9:53 pm

Longg day  Sucess!

Climbed from just under Dix out and around and up the Dial/Nippletop Ridge.


sprosseda - Jan 26, 2006 12:21 pm

Route 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.


woodstrider - Aug 9, 2005 4:15 pm

Route 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.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:35 pm

Route 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.


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.


mikethehiker - Jun 15, 2005 9:53 am

Route 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.


woodstrider - May 4, 2005 4:23 pm

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

remote feeling area

Bill Jirousek

Bill Jirousek - Oct 12, 2004 9:24 am

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

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.

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