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tcingrumRidge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017


Up the ridge. Dropped off north side on loose rock.
Posted Sep 9, 2017 5:52 pm

kevinsaNorth Twin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017


West Ridge - descended the North Ridge. Probably would have been more enjoyable in early season with a little more snow.
Posted Aug 26, 2017 6:44 pm

alpineskylinenorth twin summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2015


Biked/hiked in to the west ridge trail got a late start didn't hit the ridge till about 6 pm. passed a couple groups coming down none had made the summit, I was worried about losing daylight but pushed on and made the summit with the sun starting to set over the San Juans man what a view. Headed back down the ridge and reached the gravel road just as the sun disappeared behind a ridge. I biked back to my car in the dark using a headlamp man that was a blast. All in all great climb!
Posted May 31, 2015 5:48 pm

NormanWest Ridge, North Twin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014


An excellent weather day... route finding went well and we had the summit all to ourselves!
Posted Sep 7, 2014 10:14 pm

geoseanTwins Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014


Climbed the west ridge of the North Twin. Rapped SE from the notch below the summit to the glacier. Climbed NE ridge of South Twin and descended the west ridge. Great day with lots of fun challenges. (second successful traverse)
Posted Jun 24, 2014 12:08 pm

JLuthanenSpring attempt
Date Climbed: May 3, 2014


Due to ridiculous spring snow accumulation, conditions were just a little too sketchy to even attain the base of the ridge (even with snowshoes). Got rained on HARD for 1.5hrs+ while pushing bikes up the trail which didn't help - snowshoes helped, but eventually proved fruitless due to snow conditions (loose corn below a slippery crust - avy potential high). Couldn't imagine the west ridge being very fun cramponing up, nor backtracking on the way down due to the North Bowl being off limits with avy danger. Will check it out again in a month or two. Super fast downhill MTB on the way out made it a worthwhile trip
Posted May 7, 2014 1:49 pm

Snidely WhiplashWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 1987

Snidely Whiplash

Great Rock.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 12:25 am

seabadgeClimbed west ridge, descended north ridge.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013


With Gimpilator. Fractured my left index finger 200 feet below summit when a rock was dislodged by my partner and landed just-so on my hand. Completed climb and down-climbed north ridge/face snow. Despite the injury, a very memorable climb with fantastic rock.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 10:50 am

metasyn11West Ridge / North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013


In-the-clouds July 4th scramble/glissade. Much fun was had by all.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 1:58 am

awilsondcWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013


I had my eye on the Twins for several years and finally got the chance to tick one off the list! I must say I was certainly not disappointed! Pushing the bike up the logging roads was a major drag but 3+ hours later the real fun began! The rock quality was superb as expected, and there were myriad route options to choose from. My group reached the summit in just under 6 hours. The downclimb was one of the best I have ever done. A nice glissade down the north face, short walk back to the bikes, and a swift ride down the logging roads. Having the bike for the descent made it more than worth it pushing the dang thing up hill for all those miles! I climbed this one with Brett and his friend Sean. Car to car in a little under 9 hours.
Posted Jul 2, 2013 12:07 am

geoseanRe: West Ridge


Ditto, good climbing with you
Posted Jun 24, 2014 12:09 pm

relicWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1986


A wild guess on the date. As described, the rock here is amazing, so gritty that even tiny holds feel very secure. So much so, that I remember my friend and I intentionally going off-route so we'd have an excuse to use the tech gear we carried up. The loggers/mining company people can be very unpleasant on the drive in, don't know what their problem is.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 9:29 pm

CzechMarkMixed Bag  Sucess!


Best and scariest scrambling I have ever done. Also, the absolute WORST approach EVER. We didn't have bikes so the road ate our feet. Its going to be a while before I ever do this one again. Super fun tho.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 4:16 am

Bluecube22a nice summer day trip  Sucess!


Made this climb sevral times as for the dates I don't remember but It makes a good day trip from home
Posted May 15, 2012 4:11 pm

MMclimbhighSeveral times  Sucess!


West Ridge in the sunny summer. North Face in the snowy winter. Love the sisters!
Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:00 am

fjes6Perfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011


Ran up Pugh the day before. Arrived at the gate to see maybe 10 cars, all just starting out as well. Even on an exposed rock nose with deadly exposure can you still feel great unroped, everytime you need a hold-it's right there. Descended the North Face with very little snow to meet up with the ridge at about 4,500' & with a bike ride like the one you get on the way back, this may be annual ordeal.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 10:54 pm

PeakBeggartoo funn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011


soo much fun this scrmble is!
Posted Aug 30, 2011 1:26 am

ExcitableBoyWest ridge, solo  Sucess!


Did the west ridge as my first solo climb. Descended the North Face. Did the west ridge in winter, a fun, easy 'mixed' climb.
Posted Dec 28, 2010 9:19 am

Drew PerryWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Drew Perry

Excellent climb. It was my first mountain in the Northwest. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Sunny all day and relatively cloudless.

The snow level was very low. Almost all of the snow in the saddle between the summits was gone. Also the snow field on the north face was small. Glissading wasn't possible.

my only regret is that i lost my camera on the trip. i accidently dropped it and it rolled off a ledge
Posted Jan 3, 2010 12:27 am

gimpilatorInjury on North Twin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013


Natasha and I climbed the west ridge and descended the north ridge. Just below the summit I dislodged a small rock and it fell four feet onto her hand. Her left index finger was fractured and she completed the climb with difficulty. See the trip report.

First attempt: May 15, 2007
Posted Apr 25, 2009 5:54 am

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