Broads Fork Twin Peaks Climber's Log
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|nhberes||Broads Fork |
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015
|Fun long hike up to the top via Broads Fork. Beautiful day for a hike and had spectacular views all around. Definitely one of my favorite hikes around the area.|
|Posted Aug 10, 2015 5:35 pm|
|Rustler||Tough, Long, Rewarding Hike |
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015
|The best method up is from the lower S-Curve (parking lot if you can a spot). Here, at about 6,125', you've 6.5-7.0 miles of moderate to difficult hiking to the top of Broad's Fork Twin Peak at 11,330'.|
"We scrambled up, down, and across loose rocks, up and over rock walls (some low class 5 material with significant exposure), and up steep, loose couloirs to the summit of Broads Fork Twin Peaks 6.5 miles from the trailhead."
-SchLife Life is Good (circa 2010).
Many say that the hike is 3.5 miles, one way; that figure is wrong. Starting at about 6,125' at the S-Curve to the top you've a total vertical for at about 5,200'. Find further proof of mileage in the above "SchLife is Good" quote, one covers this ~5,200' vertical in about 6.5 miles -- one way, making it 13 miles round trip to the East Peak of these Broad's Fork Twin Peaks.
I just hiked it today with my son (August 1, 2015). I can guarantee that after 40 years of hiking (e.g., King's Peak, Honey Comb Cliffs, Mt. Olympus, etc.) there's no way the hikers out there could climb the peak in highly suspect [i.e., incorrect] 3.5-3.8 miles one way from the bottom of S-Curve - unless one could fly a straight line up there like a bird. Again, the above quote from "SchLife is Good" AND my pedometer put this climb in the 6.5 - 7.0 miles one way and a 13-14 round trip range. (My body and my son's bodies' painful condition both tells us that too.)
|Posted Aug 3, 2015 2:22 pm|
|Joseph Bullough||Various ascents|
|Climbed 38 times:|
|Posted Jul 26, 2015 10:36 pm|
|Ryan Borzea||Via Standard Route up Broads Fork |
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014
|We climbed the crack on the way up to the summit and then down the collier on the way down. One heck of a butt kicking hike, we were some sore hikers. The views from the top of this summit are some of the best I've seen, very impressive!|
Logged 5079' ele. gain / 9 miles RT on my GPS
Also summit'd years ago in Aug. 2001
|Posted Sep 23, 2014 10:54 am|
|David Mortensen||Triple Traverse |
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2014
|We started at Broad's Fork trailhead and did the Robinson route up the East Twin, then over to Sunrise and Dromedary and then down to Lake Blanche. It was a great day with perfect temperatures.|
|Posted Sep 20, 2014 5:41 pm|
|edge||Solo Triple Traverse |
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014
|Found no one to hike with me on this one so I decided to do it anyway. Came up from the Robinson Variation and hit both of the Twin Peaks. Did it as part of the Triple Traverse. Unfortunately it was cloudy that day but the views of the Salt Lake Valley were the best I've seen out of the peaks in the Wasatch!|
|Posted Sep 20, 2014 12:45 pm|
|Hardman||Snow Climb to the Twins |
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014
|I had waited all year for a snow climb up the Twins, and this day was perfect. Low overnight temps gave the snow shape, and the cloudy, cool conditions held it in place. Managed to ascend via Broad's Fork TH using the standard route in running shorts and running shoes with strap crampons and ice axe in good time. Wish the snow would last another month or so. Fusing trail running and mountaineering always looks and feels better with a wobbly boot-ski descent.|
|Posted Jun 23, 2014 3:26 pm|
|Hardman||Via Broad's Fork Direct |
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013
|Standard Broad's Fork route. Up and down in under 5 hours. "Baptized" myself in the creek beside the Lake Blanche/Broad's Fork parking lot afterwards. |
From what I gather, the Broad's Fork route is likely the "least interesting" approach to the Twins. I'm planning on making an attempt via Stairs Gulch in the next few weeks to see if that holds up.
|Posted Aug 15, 2013 12:34 pm|
|8/21/2010 - Finally got up here with some friends after living in Salt Lake for nearly a year. Slid down a scree field back to the main trail, scared a few mountain goats, but mostly got a lot of rocks in my shoes.|
8/14/2011 - East Twin only. Hiked up along the ridge from Ferguson Canyon with Stephen. Some nice crazy exposure and scrambling opportunities. Glissaded/ descended via Broads Fork where we caught a hitch to the mouth of the canyon and walked the remaining half mile back to the car.
9/10/2011 - Hiked up via the Robinson couloir with Stephen, then continued over to Sunrise Peak.
7/30/2012 - First part of triple traverse via Robinson couloir with Sage.
7/13/2013 - via Robinson Ridge with Andy. Continued on to Sunrise.
|Posted Jul 21, 2013 8:06 pm|
|seano||Robinson-standard loop |
Date Climbed: May 22, 2013
|Up the Robinson variation, admiring a huge old slide that pretty much cleaned it out. Then endless crust-punching, post-holing hell along the ridge. I was going to tag some neighbors, but the unexpectedly soft snow on the ridge was a bit much. Down something like the standard route, with some sketchy, loose 4th class downclimbing to avoid more time spent on the ridge.|
What I wouldn't give for consolidated snow... Trip report.
|Posted May 22, 2013 4:01 pm|
|andrew david||Among Utah's Best |
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011
|One of the finest days possible in Utah. Took me a couple attempts to reach it and the scree field late summer is tedious and miserable. I'd go before the snow melts and do as much as you can in crampons. The route was hard to stick past the Beaver Pond, but just walk as far as you can towards Sunrise Peak and then head to your right. You get around the nasty face of the peaks that way. A good scramble or light climb from there. You might have to go up a crack or two depending on your exact route. Then to the East is wilderness and to the West is a mess of city lights.|
|Posted Feb 17, 2013 11:59 pm|
|regolithe||Fun day. Got lost. |
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011
|Took the east direct face through broken cliff bands. Really fun but sketchy approach.|
|Posted Dec 7, 2012 2:48 pm|
|Brita||Broads Fork Twins |
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012
|There were a couple spots that made me a little nervous on the way up and I was glad to finally make it to the top! We went up the Robinson route and back down the standard route which didn't seem bad to me. There was some pretty amazing views and it was a beautiful day.|
|Posted Nov 2, 2012 3:36 pm|
|Apexrock||Triple Traverse |
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012
|Perfect Fall weather! Went up the Robinson's Variation and down the never-ending Talus slopes leading into Lake Blanche Basin from the summit of Dromedary. Long day, but worth it!|
|Posted Oct 8, 2012 12:25 pm|
|runbyu1||Up Robinson, Down Standard Broad's Fork |
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012
|We went up the Robinson route---FAR better views but much more difficult IMO. I didn't think the scrambling down the standard route was any worse than what was on the Robinson variation. The summit is AWESOME and it was a beautiful day!|
|Posted Sep 16, 2012 1:58 pm|
|Matthew Van Horn||A Nice Pair |
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012
|08/14/2012 2:15 to summit East Twin, 4 minutes to West Twin|
05/27/2011 Triple Traverse from Tanners Gulch
05/08/2010 From Tanner's Gulch, Triple Traverse
09/19/2009 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
08/08/2009 both summits, TT
07/03/2009 both summits
05/16/2009 Both summits, TT
08/16/2008 Up from Ferguson Canyon, TT
07/19/2008 Broad's Fork to both Twins, then Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
05/10/2008 Triple Traverse via Tanner's gulch
09/18/2007 East Twin/Cottonwood Ridge traverse
09/04/2006 Triple Traverse with J Anderson
10/05/2005 East twin with J Anderson
|Posted Aug 19, 2012 2:07 am|
|dstevenson0204||One of my favorite Wasatch Climbs yet |
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012
|This hike was a lot of fun. My 2nd solo summit!! The crack that you climb on the ridgeline was the highlight for sure!!|
|Posted Aug 15, 2012 11:06 pm|
|scgrant||Twin Peaks |
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2015
|9/20/2015 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse via Ferguson Canyon. |
7/20/2014 With the WMC as part of the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse. West Twin Peak to Mount Superior.
4/20/2014 Climbed the East Peak and the West Peak as part of the Triple Traverse from Tanners Gulch. Unbelievable early spring climb with Lubos Pavel, Donovan Lynch, and John Badila. Descent into Broads Fork.
6/30/2013 Climbed with the WMC via Ferguson Canyon and traverse from Storm Mountain. We had planned to do the Triple Traverse upon reaching Twins but we were not moving to quick this day. Temps in the valley reached 103 degrees today. Awesome route, one of my favorites. Third time on top of Twins this month.
6/25/2013 Climbed via Ferguson Canyon, traverse from Storm Mountain. Great route, loved the ridge between Storm and Twin. Both East and West Twin.
6/5/2013 Last Peak in the Triple Traverse. On a solo mission I gained the saddle between Sunrise and Dromedary via Broads Fork. From Dromedary I traversed over Sunrise to Twin Peaks. Descended back down Broads Fork. Fun day.
8/11/2012 Both East and West Twin via Broads Fork. Cottonwood Ridge Traverse with WMC.
6/16/2012 Both East and West Twin via Broads Fork.
9/26/2011 Both East and West Twin via Broads Fork.
8/26/1999 Via Broads Fork. Climbed Twin Peaks with my mom on her 50th birthday and the day after my 21st.
|Posted Jun 29, 2012 9:20 pm|
|jdw10||Triple Traverse |
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012
|Finished the Triple Traverse w/ the Twin's. The conditions made for some great mixed climbing and exposure. We finally got some sunshine after coming off of Sunrise. Outstanding day with the WMC.|
|Posted May 7, 2012 2:15 pm|
|PrinceOfNorway||Cinco de Mayo! |
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012
|Very beautiful area. You get to see alpine ridge and timp! It was a fairly strenuous hike, and I decided to bust out some 5th class moves near the summit. Wow, what great exposure!|
|Posted May 5, 2012 10:38 pm|