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RomainS. Ridge from Twin Peaks Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017


Climbed the South ridge from Twin Peaks Pass. Due to the large amount of snow covering the east side of the South Ridge, it was necessary to stay almost on top of the crest the whole way, dropping down a few feet to the East or to the West when necessary. This was solid class 3, very enjoyable.
The summit ridge is flattish (class 1-2) with many false summits. The register is on the second to last sub-summit. I think the high point is the last bump, but I am not certain. I tagged both.
Posted Jul 23, 2017 7:50 pm

DebFun Scramble!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2016


Nice changing of fall colors! Ascended the western SE chute and descended the eastern SE chute. All good fun!
Posted Sep 21, 2016 2:06 pm

bechttSE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016


Then traversed to Virginia. Pictures
Posted Sep 4, 2016 10:44 pm

CWesselsSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2016


Nice scramble from Twin Peaks Pass. Longer hike than expected--a good thing because it was mostly enjoyable. You can keep the difficulty at class 3 (instead of class 2) for most of the way to the summit plateau by staying high on the ridge instead of dropping down to the east; many of the gendarmes/pinnacles can be surmounted directly. It's pretty loose in some places, but not too terrible compared to other climbs I've done (nearby Virginia Peak was much worse in this regard; the chutes on the west face of Twin Peaks are also looser than the rock on this ridge). The summit plateau was long and I had a hard time finding the highest point on it.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 3:23 pm

mengboSolo day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016


from Par Value Lakes, climb a steep chute to get on to the ridge. then it will be easy walk to the summit.
Posted Jul 25, 2016 9:08 am

soslawS. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


South ridge from Twin Peaks pass. Tagged the east summit as well and descended southeast gully which wasn't as bad as advertised.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 11:44 pm

ckerthFrom Virginia Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012


Fun weekend camped at Return Lake, climbing Grey Butte, Stanton Peak, Virginia Peak, and Twin Peaks. I started from Green Lake TH and went over Virginia Pass and looped back past Summit Lake on the return. Note: There was nothing to sign the register with when I was there.
Posted Jun 6, 2012 5:42 pm

seanoFrom Virginia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010


Day 2 of the Sierra Challenge. Fun class 3 once it starts.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 9:19 pm

boyblueFrom Par Value Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1982


From highest Par Value Lake, I climbed up a steep narrow chute (short ugly slog) that ends at the southern end of the eastern-most ridge of the complex that is Twin Peaks. Followed this ridge north to where it was possible (and easiest) to travel west over the top of the east peak and then on to the main west peak. Exited down the ravine to the SE and hiked back to TH at Green Creek.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 8:17 pm

mrchad9From Virginia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


Camped at the head of Virginia Canyon after coming in from Green Lakes. Enjoyed the summit of Virginia a bit more but an exciting route over to Twin with lots of routefinding.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 1:49 pm

AdamusSouth Ridge from Virginia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009
Went up ridge from Virginia. The final stretch, going around the pinnacles was fun. Most of my route wasn't more than loose class 3. I descended the chute from between the summits and found it to be fairly fast and not too loose, taking less than an hour to get back down to the valley.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:15 pm

Desert SolitaireSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Desert Solitaire

Traversed the ridge-direct from Virginia Peak. Loose, crumbly, complicated route finding, lots of ups and downs over small gendermes and towers, but not too bad.

Fun class 3 near the middle and them the summit mass, before the long long long scree and talus descent all the way down to Virginia Canyon.

Paid an homage to my own twin sister, Karla on the register.
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Posted Aug 6, 2007 9:59 pm

steve_hiebertTwin Peaks via snow gully to S. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


We climbed (me and my friend Dee) a snow gully from the east to reach the south ridge just below the summit. Descent was via the SE drainage. Both up and down were under good snow conditions.
Posted Jun 13, 2007 7:13 pm

derbillySouth ridge to SE gulley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


10th and last day of the Sierra Challenge. I was stymied 2 weeks earlier when I ascended and traversed through several gulleys on the west face. Back two weeks later to climb Virginia Peak, I traversed over from Twin Peaks Pass for an exciting class 3 climb up the south ridge.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 7:13 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) SE drainage (descent) Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Traversed from Virginia Peak on day 1 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge with Bob. Fun scramble with interesting routefinding.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 9:55 pm

HikeMonkeyRoute Climbed: SE Drainage, sort of Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!


Monty and I intended to stay out one night and climb Virginia and Twin out of Green Lake trailhead. We climbed Twin on the first day, aiming for the gully between the two peaks, but headed up one chute to the left and ended up in a loose, somewhat steep gully. We camped at Return Lake and hiked out the next day without climbing Virginia.
Posted Aug 25, 2004 12:34 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Fun South Ridge (ascent) / Not-so-fun SE drainage (descent) Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Virginia-Twin day hike out of Green Creek TH. The traverse from Virginia to Twin Peaks was great fun, exciting class 3 as advertised. Excellent views of Whorl and Matterhorn.
Posted Jun 7, 2004 3:02 pm

danbknoxRoute Climbed: Green Lakes route Date Climbed: Sept. 6 2003  Sucess!


WIth Joe Hansen, awesome start to the day
Posted Nov 30, 2003 3:59 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: SE Gully ascent / South Ridge descent Date Climbed: September 6 '03  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

Debated approaching from Green Lake TH or Twin Lakes TH and opted for Green after reading Bob's report. Only a handfull climb this peak each year. Simple climb, but the South Ridge was fun. We stayed on the ridge crest most of the way, climbing to the East around a few sections.
Posted Sep 8, 2003 2:47 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) SE drainage (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 1 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge. This was the bonus peak after Virginia. The South Ridge from Twin Peaks Pass was very exciting class 3 and great fun. The descent was a boulder slog and rather sucked.
Posted Aug 9, 2003 10:13 pm

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