North-South Twin notch
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Looking up at the west side of the notch between the peaks. After downclimbing the unpleasant south gully on North Twin (not the recommended route), ascend left and upward to the head of the basin below the notch. There may be a trickling water source coming out of the snow patch. Head up and left eventually finishing on some really fun Class 3+ slabs (free climbable) to gain the ridge just above the notch. Downclimb to the notch on easy Class 2. At the notch an easy step off can be done onto the glacier on the other side. We saw a rap anchor at the top of the notch and it would be the better option for descending off of South Twin after downclimbing the NE Ridge (because the West Ridge descent is not recommended and it would take longer). The notch rap will probably require a double-rope rap but there may be an intermediate station. July 15, 2006.
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