The Third Nipple (aka. The Bastard Son)

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Route
Location:
Utah, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
Walk-up

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Created On: Jan 13, 2005
Last Edited On: Jan 13, 2005

Approach


This route starts on the summit of the American Fork Twins and goes to one of the minor summits. Take any route to the summit of the mountain, and go to the lower eastern summit.

Stats


From east summit:

RT Distance: 0.90 Miles
RT Elevation Gain: 324 ft
RT Time: Approx. 20-30 min

Route Description


The route is very straightforward - from the eastern summit of the American Fork Twin Pks, drop to the south into a mild saddle and continue along the ridge spur to the "Nipple". I've found the terrain easiest if I stay right on the ridge and occasionally drop off to the west.

Admittedly the route isn't much, but the "3rd Nipple" does provide interesting views of the Alpine Ridge and American Fork Canyon and can be tempting for avid peakbaggers, given its ease of access and proximity to the main summit.

Essential Gear


10 Esssentials
Winter: Beacon, probe, shovel

Miscellaneous Info


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The Third Nipple (aka. The Bastard Son)

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Parents

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