North Twin Climber's Log
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|iluka||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: May 7, 2005|
|Summitted in a cloud with my friends Paul and Julien from BC but were rewarded on the way down by a parting of the clouds that afforded a great view of Mt. Baker. Great ridge run with great rock and plenty of good handholds. Having the bike along for a quick ride out was icing on the cake.|
|Posted May 13, 2005 12:42 am|
|Derek Franzen||Route Climbed: South Face, West Ridge Date Climbed: May 1978 & Multiple Other|
|1st time in early spring, it was a steep snow climb. Camped on Sisters Glacier and climbed South Twin next day. West Ridge is a fun and excellent climb on neat rock. Watch for loose rock (stay close together) on S side as you traverse towards the summit.|
|Posted May 3, 2005 2:45 pm|
|Dan Winter||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 6/26/99|
|I had a great time scrambling up the rocks. Took an impressive head over heels wipeout on by bike on the way down. I was glad I was wearing a helment and backpack.|
|Posted Mar 25, 2005 2:50 am|
|SummitQueen||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Mid-May 2004|
|Started out from the end of a logging road with a gate near a creek with my mountaineering class. Took our mountain bikes up with overnight packs. 6 miles of biking/pushing up the bikes up nice logging road. Reached base of climb early afternoon. Left bikes and took day packs up the actual climb. Great rock scramble up the ridge. I really enjoyed it. Weather was nice, but clouds came in after a couple of hours on the west ridge. Visibility turned bad and it hailed a little bit. Had to turn around within a couple hundred feet of the summit. Not as much fun going down with low visibility, heh. Got off course a bit, but managed to get back on track. Spent the night tenting out over to the west of the base of the climb. Wonderful views of the San Juans once the clouds cleared. Couldn't see the tops of either of the Twin Sisters both days I was there. Overall, I'd do it again, just to make that summit. I really enjoyed the scrambling.|
|Posted Nov 25, 2004 2:40 pm|
|jasonconnell||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 16th 2004|
|What a fun climb. Climbed the West Ridge - great rock mostly 2nd class. From the summit we down climbed a bit before glissading the north face. Traversed back to our bikes that we left at the beginning of the trail and BOMBED back to the cars in about 30 minutes|
|Posted Jul 7, 2004 1:01 pm|
|Norman||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 5, 2002|
|Great Climb, solid rock, only roped one lead, descended North slope.|
|Posted Jul 24, 2003 1:49 am|
|scot'teryx||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: May 27, 2003|
|Did the same route with Ryan|
Brought some pro just in case there was snow, but we never used it except for one rappel. Got off route on the descent, you must stay on the ridgeline and do not go climbers left of the ridge or it will suck!
Good rock, solid, only some choss. Bring gloves as the rock scrapped us up.
Did not do the N Face descent as I did not want to hump up my skis on 4th class stuff, and one of the team was not that skilled with an axe and there is about 500 feet of 45 degree snow until it mellows out.
|Posted Jun 2, 2003 9:30 pm|
|RStokes||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: May 27, 2003|
|Did a 12 hour car-to-car climb of the West Ridge. Rode and walked mountain bikes up to just below treeline for a quick return to the trailhead. Snow-free on the ridge until just below the summit. Some really good 4th class scrambling on solid but very sharp rock. |
WARNING: Popular place for vehicle break-ins. Two were reported in the same week (one was mine).
|Posted May 31, 2003 12:40 pm|