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x4wheelingClose Call  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008


Decided to hike the majestic twins during one of the early snow storms (first mistake) Hiked via Broads Fork till we reached pond in basin, then climbed west up steep slope to bonkers ridge. then climbed snow covered north ridge to East Summit. On the return we chose to return down a different way than we came (second mistake) and found ourselves on a ice & snow covered slab that cliffed out below us. Without crampons or ice axe we had no way to control a slide, and our efforts to navigate away from the slab didn't work. Both I and my buddy slid down the slope, but luckily neither slide resulted in injury. Walked back exhausted, still snowing.
Posted Jun 10, 2009 7:33 pm

PocketsOfBlueTriple Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


Went up Tanners with a bunch of other SPers. Bagged Dromedary and Sunrise before traversing the ridgeline over to Broads -- summited by noon or so, then glissaded down Bonkers among the glide cracks. Great day in the mountains
Posted May 18, 2009 12:50 am

KadeeBroads Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2007


One of my all time favorites! I was feeling so great on this hike. Greg had told me all about this hike and I was pumped about doing it. We only saw one other person the whole day. The hike was amazing and the glissading made for a fast and fun descent. Words will never explain my feelings for this one!
Posted Dec 12, 2008 1:43 pm

byatesMutliple Routes  Sucess!


Standard Broads, Robison, Deaf Smith, Via triple traverse, Via Furgeson, Still need to to Lisa's, around 20 climbs to date.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 1:49 pm

dunsumStandard route w/ variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2008


I've climbed this mountain 5 times via a different route each time. Climb today with Lubos Pavel. We were headed up the standard Broads Fork route, but decided to break right up a small couloir about halfway up to the saddle. From there, we followed a small, rocky ridge to about 200 ft. below the East summit. Lots of sugary snow, but very nice conditions nonetheless.
Posted Nov 23, 2008 1:47 am

vanman798Nice Views of the Great Salt Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2011


May 27, 2011: Did the Triple Traverse with Joe B, and Matt V. The snow, even the avy debris, was very soft in Tanners, so the going was slow. Rather than go down Broads fork, we worked our way around the North side of Sunrise then up to the saddle between Sunrise and Dromedary and dropped into Tanners, so we did the Triple without a shuttle that way.

May 16, 2009 -- Peak Number 3 on the Triple Traverse. Did this peak as part of the Triple Traverse with a group of seven from SP. We had prime conditions.

September 6, 2008 -- Ascended up broad fork to the saddle between Sunrise and the Twins. From the saddle we hit the east twin and then the west twin.

Descended down the north ridge of the east twin (the Robinson Variation), and climbed the false twin then turned east and down to the lake.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 9:43 pm

seanpeckhamClimbed four times, different routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008


One of my favorites, I've attempted it five times:
1: July or August 1996 - camped at bottom of Broads Fork basin, ascended via Robinson Variation, descended standard route including a fun glissade.
2: September 1997 - camped again, rained out, didn't attempt summit
3: October 9, 2002 (solo) - a bit more than a foot of recent snow, bivied at the spring, began ascent of standard route, and ended up traversing across the slabs to the top of Bonkers. Ascended the north ridge and came down the east ridge. Got off-route to the south and dangled from limber pines back to the saddle.
4: May 4, 2008 as part the WMC Triple Traverse. This was the first time I continued to the west peak.
5: June 24, 2012 with my wife and friends via Robinson variation, including west peak.
Posted May 5, 2008 10:03 pm

mtn runrmany times

mtn runr

most recently with Gristle (Joe Bullough) on April 12, 2008. What a glorious day! Ask Joe about his lip.
Posted Apr 13, 2008 9:50 pm

PocketsOfBlueSketched Out
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Oh so close on this one. After a dusting of snow fell a few days before, I decided conditions might still be ample to bag this one from BCC via the standard route. It was another beautiful fall afternoon, I made good time up to the alpine cirque and started directly up the east slopes to the summit ridge. At around 400 feet below the ridge it started to get REAL sketchy with 3 inches of powder covering slick rocks. I had neither my axe nor crampons so I elected to ditch the effort about 100 feet below the ridgeline. Still an awesome time: http://photos.aleclalonde.com/main.php?g2_itemId=4584
Posted Mar 27, 2008 3:45 pm

SundanceKid203Mountain Lion
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Between following a dead-end trail and being stalked by a mountain lion, we ran out of time upon reaching the saddle. Unfortunately we turned around within view of the summit.
Posted Feb 12, 2008 9:17 pm

warriorpoetBroads Fork Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


First attempt: Nov. 3, 2007
Snow shooed up the snowfield to the saddle. Snow was perfect for shoes. However, it was too thin at the saddle to offer good footing through the cliffband, so we didn't get onto the ridge. Next time:(

Success! Sep. 6, 2008
Beautiful day. Ascended from the east, via the saddle between the Twins and Sunrise. We descended down the north ridge, from the east twin.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 3:18 am

Steve ElmerBroads Fork and Lisa Falls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Steve Elmer

Bagged both summits as part of the Cottonwood Ridge (Lisa Falls Direct).
Posted Sep 15, 2007 4:42 pm

highpeakskierA Goal Reached  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007


This was a great trip, my Dad (65) grew up in the shaddow of these peaks, he had only climbed the twins from Def Smith canyon, when he was a boy. He recently (18 months) had his left knee replaced with a prosthetic knee, and he wanted to make the summit again. We had decided that we would make it a two day trip, starting Sunday morning, we would try to make the upper circ, camp overnight and try for the summit the next day. As it all turned out our plan worked. We made it to our base camp in 7 hours, from the trail head. The next morning, after 3 1/2 hours, my Dad stood on the East summit once again. Seven hours later we were back at the trail head. One of my best days in the mountains.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 11:05 pm

CurtVia Robinson Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Another of the SP group that summited on Sept. 1 of 2007. We had good weather (a bit hot), the route was lots of fun, and it was a great group to be out with. I had big ideas of doing the Triple Traverse, but was moving slow, so I ditched out after tagging the Twins.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 11:11 pm

kris247Broads via Robinson Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Climbed to both East and West Broads Fork Twin Peaks via the Robinson Variation with a group from SP. We attempted to make it to the unnamed peak between the Twins and Sunrise, but a falling rock accident (I was hit in the shoulder and ankle) caused us to turn around early just below the unnamed peak.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 2:17 pm

Travis AtwoodRoute Climbed: Robinson Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Travis Atwood

Very fun climb with a great group from SP. We ascended the Robinson Variation and the scrambling was excellent. We had plans to do the triple traverse while we were up there, but I didn't have the legs to do anything more than Broads. Some of the others in the group did keep going after the rest of us went down.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 11:53 am

Ammon HatchRobinson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Ammon Hatch

9-1-07 Climbed via Robinson variation and descended standard broads fork route. Took the side trip to the lower West summit. Well worth the views of the valley. Lots of scrambling and talus.

5-16-09 Climbed the east summit as part of the Tanners Gulch Triple Traverse. Descended north ridge to Robinson Couloir.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 7:36 pm

Steve ElmerBroads Fork-Tripple Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Steve Elmer

First Time up Broads Fork and made it to the top of East Twin in about 2.75 hours. Tagged along with two other hikers on the top of East Twin to Sunrise and Dromedary. Great clear day.
Posted Aug 31, 2007 8:46 pm

Rocky AlpsRoute Climbed: Broads Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Rocky Alps

Went up through Broads Fork in 100+ degree heat. Climbing in uncomfortable boots during such hot, dry conditions made it one of the most difficult hikes I've undertaken, but overall it was very rewarding. The views from the lower meadow, the saddle below East Twin Peak, and the summit itself were first class. The most tiring part of the climb was the seemingly never-ending talus field leading up to the Cottonwood Ridge. The steep scrambling above the saddle was quite exhilarating. Because of the blistering heat, we wisely decided to forego the traverse to West Twin Peak and turned around after obtaining the higher East Twin Peak. See "Beating the Heat" trip report for details.
Came back on 9/19/14 to do the Robinson Variation and complete the entire Triple Traverse. See "Good Things Come in Threes" trip report for details.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 1:52 pm

Moogie737Broads Fork scree follies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2016


5-29-07 3rd time on summit, via Ferguson Canyon. On May 12th this year we touched both East and West summits as a part of the Triple Traverse, and my 1st time up was via the Broads Fork trail several years ago. If you like scrambling and sweeping views mixed in with sloughing quartzite along steep ridges, you'll love this climb along the ridge above and east of Ferguson Canyon. Plan for all day. Still enough snow to allow us to glissade down Broads Fork for at least 1,300'. Fun, fun, fun. #4 was 9/18/07 as the first peak of the entire Cottonwood Ridge run. Nice but windy. #5 (both east and west) as part of my 2nd Triple Traverse on 5-6-08. Much snow this year! 6th time 7-15-08 (both peaks) from Ferguson Canyon via Ferguson and Stairs Peaks and then the latter part of the so-called Robinson Variation. Still glissading opportunities in upper Broads Fork basin. #7 7-19-08 As part of 2nd Cottonwood Ridge run. #8 4-30-09 All snow above the bridge. Tough, tough going over and through the avalanche debris; 5" of new snow had not quite bonded with the older stuff. Took new route - very steep and NOT recommended to anyone! 5+00 up 2+42 down #9 on 5-16-09 (both summits) w/ Dave & Christine as part of Triple Traverse. #10 5-7-10 W/ Joe Bullough-part of TT; both peaks; mucho trailbreaking on cornice-packed dicey ridges. Therefore, much fun! :) #11 7-3-10 As part of Cottonwood Ridge run. #12 7-13-10 W/ Dave & Anne - Ferguson Canyon route over Ferguson & Stairs Peaks. #13. 7-3-12 w/ Brent. Some snow fields in the upper basin below the saddle. Turtle pace up in 4+35 & okay down in 3+14. I bagged the west peak, and why not? #14 8-11-12 As part of the ridge traverse. 1st peak in a long string of 'em. #15 6-29-13 Snow in upper basin on approach but warm, warm weather. Mit einer unbeschreiblichen Wanderungspartnerin. #16 7-1-14 Solo. Snow in upper basin. 3+42 up. IVD. #17 7-7-15. Snow in upper basin. W/ Brent W to basin. Helped Brent Hawkins reach the summit for his first time ever. IVD #18 6-14-16 Solo. Robison variation with some variation of my own! Still a lot of steep snow lingering both on the ascent and the standard descent into the BF basin. Five memorable glissades were icing on the cake. Terrible strong winds on the summit and during my crossing of the BF saddle. #19 7-15-16 W/ Yz & Brent (part way). Good, bad and ugly: good - the spring about 2 hours up, a bit up from the beaver pond and the fun scramble along the BF saddle and up the western portion of the ridge; the bad - not much shade once the sun orbits above the east ridge; the ugly - the miserable scree/boulder fields populating the upper basin to the BF saddle. You tackle this route at your own risk in summer months.
Posted May 30, 2007 12:26 pm

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