Ascent of Nippletop on 2015-11-29

Climber: Cheryl Steiner

Others in Party:Jay Steiner
Rachael Paragon
Diane Covell
Date:Sunday, November 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4593 ft / 1399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at 7:15 am, hiked Bear's Den, Dial, Nippletop, to Fish Hawk Cliffs & Indian Head, and back out. Coming down off Nippletop was very icy and steep. Took awhile to do that mile. 15.26 miles total. Finished at 5:15 pm, quite dark. 5,158' of elevation gain.
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On the way up Dial (2015-11-29). Photo by Cheryl Steiner.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3331 ft / 1015 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Cold & Clear, then snowy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3331 ft / 1015 m
    Route:Bear's Den, Dial
    Start Trailhead:Ausable Club Rd off Rt 73  1262 ft / 384 m
    Time:4 Hours 51 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Nipp/Dial/Bears/FHC/IH (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Nippletop2015-11-293331 ft / 1015 m
1Dial Mountain2022-03-184452 ft / 1357 m
2Dial Mountain - South Peak2015-11-29 
2Dial Mountain2015-11-29 
3Bear Den Mountain2015-11-29 
4Indian Head2015-11-29 
Total Trip Gain: 7783 ft / 2372 m

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