A huge thunderstorm rolled in on the descent and I was moving fast to get back to my truck. Went up the Robinson route, or so I thought but pretty sure I ended up on the north ridge and had to figure out that fun downclimb on the cliffy stuff. Guess I'll be back for the other two peaks
Overnight solo trip up BF. Made awesome time to the approach below the saddle. Tripped on the freaking ASCENT on the scree that is ever so abundant. Sprained my wrist really bad (Puffed up instantly) and knew I wouldn't be able to do the crux (Rock wall leading to saddle). I was pissed. Next time Twins, NEXT time!
Came up from the Robinson Variation. Great way up. Bagged both Twins then headed to Sunrise and Dromedary. Easier than I thought it was going to be but still a good challenge. Saw some mountain goats on the north ridge.
BF Twin Peaks attempt # 2. Camped the night in the meadow about 8500ft. Woke up early and made extremely good time to the base of Twins Peak and the ascent. Half way up the the ascent, I took a spill down the shale slopes on the ASCENT (grrrrr) when a rock gave way and sprained my wrist pretty bad trying to brace my fall. I WAS SO PISSED! Couldn't climb up the scramble to the shoulder with a wrist I couldn't put weight on.
All in all, it was still an amazing experience. I didn't see one other person the whole time I was up there. Got some awesome pictures, and a damn good work out. I weighed myself the day of and again after. I lost 9 pounds on this climb. This is a grueling trek for sure.
3rd time's the charm!
Pictures at #BrohmOnTheRoam
This was my first attempt doing this mountain, and first time in BF. It was so much more amazing than I was anticipating. Dromedary, Sunrise & Jepsons Folly all can be seen from the lower meadow. But at the time of this climb I was about 185lbs. (I am now 165lbs). This is a LONG hike to even get to the base of Twins. Thats when the real work starts, and also when my legs cramped up. Game over. Got between 10,500 and 10,800 ft. 9 to 10 miles round trip.
Kind of hazy, 4th of July ascent.. took the standard route.. plan to do Robinson's next time! Dream hike, always looked up towards the Twins and became obsessed with climbing them one day!
Climbed the traditional route on the 4th of July. Looking forward to going back and trying a few other variations.
Fun long hike up to the top via Broads Fork. Beautiful day for a hike and had spectacular views all around. Definitely one of my favorite hikes around the area.
The best method up is from the lower S-Curve (parking lot if you can a spot). Here, at about 6,125', you've 6.5-7.0 miles of moderate to difficult hiking to the top of Broad's Fork Twin Peak at 11,330'.
"We scrambled up, down, and across loose rocks, up and over rock walls (some low class 5 material with significant exposure), and up steep, loose couloirs to the summit of Broads Fork Twin Peaks 6.5 miles from the trailhead."
-SchLife Life is Good (circa 2010).
Many say that the hike is 3.5 miles, one way; that figure is wrong. Starting at about 6,125' at the S-Curve to the top you've a total vertical for at about 5,200'. Find further proof of mileage in the above "SchLife is Good" quote, one covers this ~5,200' vertical in about 6.5 miles -- one way, making it 13 miles round trip to the East Peak of these Broad's Fork Twin Peaks.
I just hiked it today with my son (August 1, 2015). I can guarantee that after 40 years of hiking (e.g., King's Peak, Honey Comb Cliffs, Mt. Olympus, etc.) there's no way the hikers out there could climb the peak in highly suspect [i.e., incorrect] 3.5-3.8 miles one way from the bottom of S-Curve - unless one could fly a straight line up there like a bird. Again, the above quote from "SchLife is Good" AND my pedometer put this climb in the 6.5 - 7.0 miles one way and a 13-14 round trip range. (My body and my son's bodies' painful condition both tells us that too.)
Climbed 38 times:
We climbed the crack on the way up to the summit and then down the collier on the way down. One heck of a butt kicking hike, we were some sore hikers. The views from the top of this summit are some of the best I've seen, very impressive!
Logged 5079' ele. gain / 9 miles RT on my GPS
Also summit'd years ago in Aug. 2001
We started at Broad's Fork trailhead and did the Robinson route up the East Twin, then over to Sunrise and Dromedary and then down to Lake Blanche. It was a great day with perfect temperatures.
Found no one to hike with me on this one so I decided to do it anyway. Came up from the Robinson Variation and hit both of the Twin Peaks. Did it as part of the Triple Traverse. Unfortunately it was cloudy that day but the views of the Salt Lake Valley were the best I've seen out of the peaks in the Wasatch!
I had waited all year for a snow climb up the Twins, and this day was perfect. Low overnight temps gave the snow shape, and the cloudy, cool conditions held it in place. Managed to ascend via Broad's Fork TH using the standard route in running shorts and running shoes with strap crampons and ice axe in good time. Wish the snow would last another month or so. Fusing trail running and mountaineering always looks and feels better with a wobbly boot-ski descent.
Standard Broad's Fork route. Up and down in under 5 hours. "Baptized" myself in the creek beside the Lake Blanche/Broad's Fork parking lot afterwards.
From what I gather, the Broad's Fork route is likely the "least interesting" approach to the Twins. I'm planning on making an attempt via Stairs Gulch in the next few weeks to see if that holds up.
8/21/2010 - Finally got up here with some friends after living in Salt Lake for nearly a year. Slid down a scree field back to the main trail, scared a few mountain goats, but mostly got a lot of rocks in my shoes.
8/14/2011 - East Twin only. Hiked up along the ridge from Ferguson Canyon with Stephen. Some nice crazy exposure and scrambling opportunities. Glissaded/ descended via Broads Fork where we caught a hitch to the mouth of the canyon and walked the remaining half mile back to the car.
9/10/2011 - Hiked up via the Robinson couloir with Stephen, then continued over to Sunrise Peak.
7/30/2012 - First part of triple traverse via Robinson couloir with Sage.
7/13/2013 - via Robinson Ridge with Andy. Continued on to Sunrise.
Up the Robinson variation, admiring a huge old slide that pretty much cleaned it out. Then endless crust-punching, post-holing hell along the ridge. I was going to tag some neighbors, but the unexpectedly soft snow on the ridge was a bit much. Down something like the standard route, with some sketchy, loose 4th class downclimbing to avoid more time spent on the ridge.
What I wouldn't give for consolidated snow... Trip report.
One of the finest days possible in Utah. Took me a couple attempts to reach it and the scree field late summer is tedious and miserable. I'd go before the snow melts and do as much as you can in crampons. The route was hard to stick past the Beaver Pond, but just walk as far as you can towards Sunrise Peak and then head to your right. You get around the nasty face of the peaks that way. A good scramble or light climb from there. You might have to go up a crack or two depending on your exact route. Then to the East is wilderness and to the West is a mess of city lights.
Took the east direct face through broken cliff bands. Really fun but sketchy approach.
There were a couple spots that made me a little nervous on the way up and I was glad to finally make it to the top! We went up the Robinson route and back down the standard route which didn't seem bad to me. There was some pretty amazing views and it was a beautiful day.