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bechttTraverse from Twin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016


Nice day for a solo hike. Pictures
Posted Sep 4, 2016 10:20 pm

CWesselsNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2016


Up and down the North Ridge from the tarn below Twin Peaks Pass in just under 2hrs. The climb isn't difficult, and the exposure is minimal. Nevertheless, I found myself a bit nervous. There's something about that chossy-looking dark rock--it erodes my confidence. I encountered similar stuff on Mt. Morrison and I was pretty scared on that peak. The rock on Virginia stayed in place for the most part; nevertheless, I didn't feel secure. I don't particularly enjoy peaks with this kind of rock, so I'm going to try to avoid them from now on. Stanton, Whorl, Matterhorn, and Twin Peaks all had better rock than this.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 3:35 pm

mengbofrom green lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016


backpack and camp at green lake with Jean.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 12:11 am

sierramtngoatDay hike from Green Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2016


Had a great time hiking out of Green Creek TH, what a beautiful area! Apparently this peak isn't climbed often, not sure why. When climbing up to the lake just north of the summit, climb the slot to the right of the main waterfall; I descended this way instead of climbers left of waterfall and found it to be much safer. The "slot" has a climbable portion and a swimmable portion; use climbable portion at the base and avoid the waterfall on the upper portion by crossing over onto a rib. Bob Burd's 4hr15m is insane; maybe I made the pass in 4hr. Give yourself lots of time to enjoy the beauty of the area especially with this year's snowpack and don't forget your headlamp, lol.
Posted Jul 12, 2016 2:16 pm

RomainNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015


Easy ridge, outstanding views. Photos at:
Posted Sep 17, 2015 5:23 pm

soslawEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


East face above the black triangle provides sustained class 3 climbing. For the best rock stay on the arĂȘte but still check your holds as loose rock abounds.
Posted Aug 4, 2012 10:11 pm

fedakFrom Twin Peaks saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012


Up from Green Creek and Virginia Pass. Ascended the waterfall canyon (to the right of the waterfall) up to the Twin/Virginia saddle and then took the loose ridgeline up to Virginia.

Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Jul 28, 2012 5:46 pm

ckerthEast Face  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.
Posted Jun 6, 2012 5:38 pm

dshoshoneEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2011


Nice day hike, did Stanton also
Posted Oct 26, 2011 12:05 pm

seanoFrom Stanton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010


Day 2 of Sierra Challenge. Surprisingly fun once you find the solid ribs.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 9:19 pm

jonhershHorse Creek TH to Twin Peaks Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009


Combined with Matterhorn for a nice day from our camp just over Horse Creek Pass.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 3:40 pm

boyblueSouth Ridge Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1987


Yes! Lots 'o loose rock. Nice view from the summit, though.
Posted Jun 30, 2010 11:31 pm

ScottHansonDay 1 Sierra Challenge alternate peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


Green Creek Trail to Twin Peaks Pass, then to the top. Lots of fun! Looks like Adam was here two weeks earlier.
Posted May 14, 2010 9:07 pm

mrchad9From Green Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


Camped at the head of Virginia Canyon after coming in from Green Lakes TH. Headed up Virginia early in the morning then up the ridge to Twin. Super views, little wind, and no clouds all day long.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 1:51 pm

A BitGreen Creek TH to Twin Peak Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

A Bit

Followed the waterfall up to the tarn and continued up the talus slope to the pass. Great day with almost no wind, leaving me to swat away at the horde of flies on the summit.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 11:00 pm

AdamusGreen Creek to Twin Peaks Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009
Climbed along the waterfall and a mellow talus slope to Twin Peaks Pass. Then just a little bit of loose 3rd to the south for the summit of Virginia. A fun route. Continued on to Twin Peaks.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:08 pm

Desert SolitaireEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Desert Solitaire

Climbed the East Face and traversed the ridge over to Twin Peaks.

Yes - the peak is loose, but with careful attention, the E. Face is pretty solid and lots of fun. Easy climb, but with enough exposure to keep it exhilarating!
Posted Aug 6, 2007 9:55 pm

derbillyNorth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


10th and last day of the Sierra Challenge. Continued on to Twin Peaks,
Posted Aug 17, 2006 7:09 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: East Face (ascent), NW Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Day 1 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge from Green Creek TH. The East Face is probably the best and most fun route on this mountain. Then traversed over to Twin Peaks.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 10:00 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: East Face (ascent) / NW Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

It seems I lied in my summit log entry below. I did visit this peak again, mostly because it was an easy bonus on my way to Twin Peaks--and enjoyed it a good deal more this time. The East Face is a very easy but enjoyable scramble.
Posted Jun 7, 2004 3:00 pm

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