The Nipple, California

Prominence: 702 ft, 214 m

Elevation: 9342 feet, 2847 meters

True Isolation: 1.57 mi, 2.52 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9347 ft / 2848 m
SubpeaksThe Nipple - West Summit (9280 ft/2829 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 38' 24'' N, 119° 56' 0'' W
38.639941, -119.933337 (Dec Deg)
244690 E 4280905 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlpine

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 156
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 146)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2006-01-13 by Bob Burd
     2009-07-09 by John Fedak
     2010-08-15 by John Fedak
     2012-06-10 by Geoffrey Sarna
     2012-06-10 by JohnE Sarna (GPS Track)
     2013-07-10 by John Morrow
     2014-07-01 by John Fedak
     2014-08-30 by Marcus Sierra
     2015-09-27 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2016-07-23 by Jamie Dahl
     2017-06-25 by Brett Moffatt
     2017-09-29 by Andrew Kirmse (GPS Track)
     2018-06-16 by Sean Casserly
     2018-07-29 by Joe Merlone
     2018-08-22 by Redd Sea
     2018-09-13 by Brett Marciasini
     2018-09-13 by Arthur Marciasini
     2018-09-15 by Lisa Barboza (GPS Track)
     2018-11-01 by Bob Burd
     2019-08-31 by Jeffrey Kabel
     2020-05-30 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)
     2020-06-13 by Jon Beck
     2020-07-03 by John Fedak
     2020-07-05 by Will Whitney
     2020-07-19 by Briana Jaskot (GPS Track)
     2020-07-19 by Michael Jaskot
     2021-06-06 by Matt Parker (GPS Track)
     2021-06-12 by Philip Frost (GPS Track)
     2021-06-16 by Sam Price
     2021-07-09 by Marc Belanger (GPS Track)
     2021-10-09 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2022-05-22 by Andrew Schaper (GPS Track)
     2022-05-23 by David Schaper (GPS Track)
     2022-07-17 by Maxton Caplanides
     2022-08-21 by Colin Gregory (GPS Track)
     2022-09-11 by Yogini Jolly (GPS Track)
     2022-09-24 by Dylan Kilby (GPS Track)

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My son, Geoffrey, having left the PCT below, is about to gain the ridge which leads to the summit (2012-06-10). Photo by JohnE Sarna.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 702 ft/214 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 742 ft/226 m
  Key Col: 8640 ft/2633 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.57 mi/2.52 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 38.655, -119.955
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Peak 9374  (NW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Mokelumne Wilderness Area
Drainage BasinsSan Joaquin
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Eldorado National Forest/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Topo MapCarson Pass O38119f8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Collin Kamholz.
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View of The Nipple from the west summit with Markleeville Peak in the distance (2021-07-09). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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