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scgrantRock Creek Butte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

scgrant

Via Twin Lakes. We climbed Elkhorn Peak first and then on to Rock Creek Butte.
Posted Jul 26, 2014 12:16 am

Nick TurturaPerfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

Nick Turtura

Woke up early and drove 8 hours to Twin Lakes TH. It was raining pretty good but I did just drive 8 hours, so I headed up. It is a beautiful trail and every once and a while the clouds would part and I saw a beautiful valley down below. I hit snow just below twin lakes and was post holing to my knees by the summit. I had no view from the top due to blizzard like conditions. For some reason I had a wonderful time. I was completely alone with exception to the mountain goats and deer. Very peaceful climb.
Posted Sep 29, 2013 9:42 pm

RedwicNice Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Redwic

The hiking route was fairly straightforward. The off-trail section of the southwest ridge took me nearly 30 minutes, which seemed odd because distance-wise it did not look that far. MANY mountain goats down near Twin Lakes. The summit views were not as great as I had hoped due to a couple of nearby ridges also being high-elevation. The summit cairn is MASSIVE. OR CoGPP 32/36
Posted Sep 5, 2013 4:29 pm

olymountainmanA nice scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011

olymountainman

Went on a nice roadtrip to chase the weather and ended up camping at twin lakes and climbing this beast along with several other no namers in the area. great little scramble, we stayed off the trail because its always more interesting that way :)
Posted Jul 1, 2012 2:01 pm

Troy BRock Creek Butte and Elkhorn Pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Troy B

Had an amazing trip, most of the trails above Twin Lake are still snow covered, but the views from top were incredible.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 10:24 pm

nickkarlMarble Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

nickkarl

A rough road in but a nice hike on the trail. Saw some Mt. Goats as usual for the area. Love it back here!
Posted Oct 19, 2009 11:17 pm

boisedocrocky road, quick hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

boisedoc

walked up the trail from Marble Pass. Saw a few goats. Summit register has entries from the 1970s if you sift through all of the cards in there. I had a tire blow out on the way down the 4WD road.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 5:04 pm

Luke MorrisMe CalebEOC and Cascadetraveler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Luke Morris

This was an awesome trip! Saw a plethora of mountain goats.
Posted Feb 15, 2009 1:19 am

Paul McClellanS Face/SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Paul McClellan

Climbed Rock Creek Butte just left of SE Ridge after climbing Elkhorn Peak from Twin Lakes Trailhead. Very scenic country and worth more exploring.
Posted Nov 17, 2008 10:45 pm

cascadetravelerElkhorn High!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

cascadetraveler

My first time in the high Elkhorns. Hiked the Elkhorn Crest Trail from Marble Creek in the south. We scrambled up Elkhorn Peak first and finished up are scenic alpine trek with a scramble up Rock Creek Butte. This area dominates the surrounding prairies and commands distant views in all directions. The Mountain Goat population is doing well here.
Posted Sep 4, 2008 12:02 am

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

splattski

IdahoSummits and I took the scenic ridge tour. Fairly rocky road. Then excellent views on a well-groomed trail. Out and back distance around 10-11 miles.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 7:57 am

calebEOCUp Twin Lakes Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

calebEOC

Not a cloud in the sky, great weather, herds of mountain goats, and got strafed by a northern goshawk on the way back down the trail. Twin Lakes basin is absolutely beautiful!

Sep 2nd 2008 Did this one again with Larry (cascadetraveler) and my brother Luke.
Posted Jun 24, 2007 3:52 pm

idahomtnhighPine Creek Reservoir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1995

idahomtnhigh

My Friend Jim and I climbed from Pine Creek Reservoir along the bottom of the east face and up to the saddle southeast of the summit. From there we followed the southeast ridge to the top. Great scramble!
Posted May 12, 2007 12:35 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail Date Climbed: 25 September 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

A fanatastic fall day with great hiking partners. The views were limitless and the goats were beautiful..
Posted Sep 27, 2004 4:32 pm

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail up/SE Ridge down Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

After summitting Elkhorn Peak, I hit the Elkhorn Crest Trail over to the junction of ridges south of RCB. Up the slopes along the ridge to the summit raving against some clouds moving in. Made the summit and the clouds went on past without dropping rain which it looked like they would. Descended back down to the pass and decided to take the SE ridge back. Fun hike/scramble along the rocks on the ridge. Descended the ridge to where the forest begins and I worked my way back down to the trail below Twin Lakes. Then it was easy sailing back the trail.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 3:56 am

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Twin Lakes / SE Ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

See Dean's entry below. Fantastic day, fun climb, great views. I really enjoyed the Elkhorns, this being my first time to visit the area. I'll be back!
Posted Sep 26, 2004 10:51 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Southeast ridge Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2004  Sucess!

Dean

Fellow SP'ers Bob Bolton and Dennis Poulin and myself had a gorgeous day in eastern Oregon so we put it to good use by climbing up via Twin Lakes to do both Rock Creek Butte and Elkhorn Peak. We chose to do the Southeast ridge as the most direct route to this nice summit. After climbing RCB, we went over and did Elkhorn Peak, one of Oregon's 100 highest peaks. Beautiful weather and we met only two other hikers all day in this gorgeous area and they were from Boise.
Posted Sep 26, 2004 1:26 am

MoniRoute Climbed: Se ridge to E side Date Climbed: 22 Jun 1974  Sucess!

Moni

ith Fred and Bruce Unger. Lots of snow in the basin where we camped, but otherwise great weather and fine views.
Posted Aug 14, 2004 11:56 am

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: SE Ridge to E Side Date Climbed: 22 June 1974  Sucess!

Fred Spicker

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.
Posted Aug 9, 2004 9:23 am

cmc56789Route Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail Date Climbed: August 3, 2004 and September 14, 2005  Sucess!

cmc56789

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.
Posted Aug 9, 2004 5:23 am

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