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Troy BRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Troy B

Excellent early season climb, snow covered the entire ridge leading to the summit. Traversed over to Rock Creek Butte then returned to Twin Lakes and out to the car.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 6:10 pm

nickkarlMarble Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

nickkarl

Hiked from Marble Pass then headed over to Rock Creek Butte. A longer hike that anticipated but another great day in the Elkhorns!
Posted Oct 19, 2009 11:19 pm

boisedocquick traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

boisedoc

traversed across this on the way back to Marble Pass from RC Butte
Posted Sep 7, 2009 5:06 pm

Luke MorrisSense of humor.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Luke Morris

I was drug up this rediculous mt. by two hikers with a sense of humor. I couldn't walk for 2 days... Thanks CalebEOC and Cascadetravelor... The goats were cool though I think we counted over 30.
Posted Dec 25, 2008 10:46 pm

Paul McClellanWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Paul McClellan

Climbed West Ridge of Elkhorn Peak from Twin Lakes Trailhead. Descended same and hiked over to climb Rock Creek Butte. First visit to this area and plan to return.
Posted Nov 17, 2008 10:38 pm

cascadetravelerWatch out for for goat crossing.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

cascadetraveler

I scrambled up this worthy peak with Caleb EOC and Calebs brother Luke. We started from Marble Creek TH and proceeded down the Elkhorn crest trail. The crest trail was exhilerating running at 8000 ft and offering up commanding views of eastern Oregon. I was taken by suprise as I stumbled upon a goat crossing a high saddle between false summits. We also did an exposed descent off the n.w side of the mountain. Good Times!
Posted Sep 4, 2008 12:13 am

calebEOCMarble Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

calebEOC

After snowstorms ran us out of Central Idaho, cascadetraveler, my brother Luke and I did the Elkhorn Crest trail route for this and Rock Creek Butte.
Posted Sep 3, 2008 6:00 pm

splattskiMarble Creek trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

splattski

IdahoSummits and I did this as a ridge walk- first we did Rock Creek Butte, then traversed Elkhorn on our way home.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 7:59 am

idahomtnhighRoute Climbed: NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1999

idahomtnhigh

Came in from Pine Creek Reservoir and climbed Rock Creek Butte first than followed the crest trail over and summited Elkhorn.
Posted May 15, 2007 11:00 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2005  Sucess!

cmc56789

Did this as part of a four day backpack in the Elkhorns. Hiked from Lost Lake to Twin Lakes the day before. Saw lots of goats in the morning on my way up from Twin Lakes. Great views on a nearly cloudless day. I did Rock Creek Butte after this one, and then headed to Summit Lake for the night.
Posted Sep 17, 2005 2:45 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 23 March 1975  Sucess!

Moni

Climbed in a raging snowstrom that paid off with fabulous skiing on the descent.



With Fred and Bill Bowes, Jr.
Posted Oct 24, 2004 11:37 am

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail - west ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Hiked up the west ridge from the saddle east of Twin Lakes after summitting Rock Creek Butte. Fantastic day with Dean and Dennis.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 10:27 am

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 23 March 1975  Sucess!

Fred Spicker

Climbed from a camp at Goodrich Lake with Moni and Bill Bowes Jr..



We climbed on skis nearly to the summit and finished by foot. We were in a raging snowstorm and had absolutely marvelous deep powder skiing on the northeast side of the peak for our descent.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 8:35 am

DeanRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2004  Sucess!

Dean

Summitted this little beauty with Bob and Dennis after we had climbed Rock Creek Butte. Great views of Baker City, Goodrich Lake, Twin Lakes and RCB from there as well as a sweeping panorama that was breathtaking.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 7:26 am

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Started at 7 am and made Twin Lakes by 9. Took some photos and rested there then up the switchbacks to the saddle. Met Ken Jones there, a friend of Bob Bolton and Dean Molen and Dennis Poulin's. Headed up the ridge to the summit after watching the goats move around the vertical east face. Spooked one on my way up. The ridge was easier than I expected. Descended back down to the saddle and then on over to Rock Creek Butte.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 3:52 am

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