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Scrambling The South Twin

Scrambling The South Twin

Scrambling The South Twin

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Scrambling The South Twin

Image Type(s): Hiking


Page By: gimpilatorRedwic

Created/Edited: Jul 5, 2010 / Jul 5, 2010

Object ID: 634943

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July 3, 2010

Exposure On The South Twin
Gimpilator Makes A Move...

The purpose of this album is to show the terrain on the west ridge of the South Twin Sister. At the time of this posting there are very few images of the actual scramble route. I hope this collection of photographs will be helpful to those who plan to climb the South Twin in the future.

Swirling Fog Below

Our 2010 attempt on the summit was unsuccessful. The cause of our failure was the lack of an early start and this misjudgment put us near the summit around 5pm. The orange-yellow rock in the Twin Sisters range is primarily composed of Olivine and makes for very solid scrambling. In fact everywhere you place your hands it feels like 50-grit sand paper.

Edward Earl  In Action
Scramble Fun



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awilsondcVery Helpful


Voted 10/10

Thanks for making this album. I've had my eye on this route for years now. I hope to make it up there soon and I have a much better idea of what to expect now.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 11:12 pm

gimpilatorRe: Very Helpful


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I'm glad you found it useful. I actually went back to finish the route a few weeks ago. There's a trip report and video you can see here. I hope to post the same content on SP as well but I'm way too busy outside with the good weather lately.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 8:22 pm

RedwicRe: Very Helpful


Hasn't voted

I also went back and successfully summited this peak, just last week. The conditions are perfect for an ascent, currently. You could do it as one very long day, but I would recommend camping/bivying at the base of the West Ridge slopes in one of the nice mini-basins. If bivying, you can also find some great spots on the ridge crest, itself, early on.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 9:29 pm

awilsondcI'm jealous


Voted 10/10

that you both got to summit just recently! Thanks for the video link gimpilator, the video is awesome! Looks like a great day you guys had. I also like the idea of doing this as an overnighter Redwic. I just pulled off a 16 mile, 10 hour day trip last weekend, and those long days can be pretty rough toward the end. Thanks again guys.
Posted Sep 6, 2012 12:21 am

gimpilatorRe: I'm jealous


Hasn't voted

Thank you. I'm glad you like the video. It's a lot of fun to make those.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 3:48 pm

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