Iron Nipple  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Lindsey saddle
Posted On: 2020-09-22, By: mikemalick
Info: Snow not an issue from the saddle with Lindsey up to Iron Nipple summit. No ice/snow along final mini knife-edge just prior to summit. 
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Route: From \"Huerfano\", to Lindsey
Posted On: 2020-07-07, By: supranihilest
Info: The ascent of Iron Nipple from "Huerfano" is awesome. Ample Class 2+ on solid and sticky rock, it's much nicer than it looks from below. Route finding is almost non-existent. There's a short Class 2+/Easy Class 3 knife edge just before the summit that's pretty exposed but easy and solid. To descend to the saddle with Lindsey go back across the knife edge and then down the south ridge/southwest slopes. There's some loose rock in this area but nothing awful. Go in between the two towers, and near the bottom make a zigzagging descent down a couple of short slabs and ledges to the red/dark colored rock. From there simply walk over to the saddle with Lindsey and either ascend Lindsey or descend back to the trailhead. 
 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-06-03, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Normal trail up to Lindsey saddle is mostly summer once you get up to the basin, but there is enough blow down and snow patches in the lower areas to want to be familiar with the route if you are heading up in the dark. Water crossing about 1 mile in is a wade across currently. 
 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-05-17, By: brauda02
Info: Summitted the Iron Nipple after Huerfano. It's completely dry. There is a short, easy knife edge to gain the true summit. 
 
Route: From Lindsey Saddle
Posted On: 2018-07-22, By: dwoodward13
Info: Summer conditions. Can easily be added on from Lindsey or "Huerfano". Straightforward route finding in either direction and even complete with a small knife edge to get to the true summit. 
 
Route: Lindsey-Iron Nipple-Huerfano
Posted On: 2018-06-04, By: Stone Climber
Info: Summer conditions from Lindsey to Iron Nipple to Huerfano Pk. 
 
Route: Lily Lake
Posted On: 2017-07-02, By: letourneau41
Info: Trail is in summer condition. A few small snow fields coming up from Lily Lake trailhead but nothing major. It is dry at upper elevations. 
 
Route: South Ridge from Lindsey Saddle
Posted On: 2015-09-08, By: BagginPeaks
Info: See "huerfano" report here: http://14ers.com/php14ers/peakstatus_entry.php?recnum=5565 

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