Route Climbed: SE Ridge to E Side Date Climbed: 22 June 1974
Climbed with Moni and good friend Bruce Unger.
We camped at Twin Lakes, then climbed the unnamed peak (Point 8,508) just south of the lakes and from there followed the long connecting ridge to the east flank of Rock Creek Butte which was easily climbed.
This route provided some interesting moderately steep snow and easy scrambling.
Route Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail Date Climbed: August 3, 2004 and September 14, 2005
I hiked in to twin lakes and camped. There was a lot of thunder and lightning overnight, but no rain. The sky started to clear a little by morning. I scared some mountain goats on the way up Elkhorn Ridge. The final scramble to the summit was pretty fun, and the view was great. I could see the Strawberry, Greenhorn, Aldrich, and Wallowa mountains. The most recent entry I could find in the summit register was from 2002.
September 2005: Did this one again as part of a four day backpacking trip in the Elkhorns. Started the day with Elkhorn prior to RCB, and then afterwards I hiked to Summit Lake to camp for the night. Gotta love the summit register, an ammo box with emergency toilet paper, a geological map of the Elkhorn Peak Quadrangle, rolling papers, and all kinds of miscellaneous entries dating back at least to the 80's. Found it interesting that the Summit Post contingency all used the same piece of paper.