Broads Fork Twin Peaks Climber's Log

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LazyJSkwires

LazyJSkwires - Aug 14, 2017 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2017

Chased away  Sucess!

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

TBrohm

TBrohm - Sep 16, 2016 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2016

Attempt #2 FAIL  Sucess!

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!

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Aug 28, 2016 1:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016

Triple Traverse on the First Go  Sucess!

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.

TBrohm

TBrohm - Aug 18, 2016 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2016

BF Twins attempt #2 - Unsuccessful AGAIN!

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

TBrohm

TBrohm - Aug 18, 2016 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2016

Broads Fork Twin - 1st attempt - Unsuccessful

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.

tmtn93

tmtn93 - Aug 11, 2016 12:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Second 11'er  Sucess!

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!

swenspud

swenspud - Aug 6, 2016 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2016

4th of July  Sucess!

Climbed the traditional route on the 4th of July. Looking forward to going back and trying a few other variations.

nhberes

nhberes - Aug 10, 2015 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015

Broads Fork  Sucess!

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.

Rustler

Rustler - Aug 3, 2015 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

Tough, Long, Rewarding Hike  Sucess!

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.)

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Jul 26, 2015 10:36 pm

Various ascents  Sucess!

Climbed 38 times:

  • 08/02/15 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 07/26/15 - Robinson Route, Broads Fork descent
  • 08/24/12 - Robinson Route, Broads Fork descent
  • 08/18/12 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 06/22/12 - Robinson Route
  • 08/05/11 - Robinson Route
  • 05/27/11 - Tanners Gulch / Triple Traverse
  • 10/02/10 - Robinson Route
  • 07/23/10 - Ferguson Canyon / Triple Traverse
  • 06/26/10 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 05/07/10 - Tanners Gulch / Triple Traverse
  • 09/19/09 - Robinson Route / Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 08/08/09 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse, Broads Fork descent
  • 07/17/09 - Ferguson Canyon / Triple Traverse
  • 07/04/09 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 05/15/09 - Tanners Gulch / Triple Traverse
  • 08/16/08 - Ferguson Canyon / Triple Traverse
  • 07/12/08 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse, Broads Fork descent
  • 07/05/08 - Robinson Route, then on to Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 05/10/08 - Tanners Gulch / Triple Traverse
  • 04/12/08 - Southwest Ridge via Deaf Smith Canyon South Fork (west summit only)
  • 10/14/06 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 08/27/06 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 08/13/06 - Robinson Route, Broads Fork descent
  • 06/04/06 - Broads Fork standard Route, then on to Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 05/07/06 - Tanners Gulch / Triple Traverse
  • 04/02/06 - Southwest Ridge via Deaf Smith Canyon South Fork
  • 09/23/05 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 07/23/05 - Ferguson Canyon/Storm Mountain, then on to Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 06/11/05 - Stairs Gulch, Broads Fork descent
  • 06/04/05 - Tanners Gulch / Triple Traverse (east summit only)
  • 09/18/04 - Ferguson Canyon/Storm Mountain, then on to Triple Traverse
  • 08/22/04 - Robinson Route, Broads Fork descent
  • 07/31/04 - Robinson Route, then on to Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
  • 06/19/04 - Robinson Route / Triple Traverse
  • 06/07/03 - Broads Fork, ridge variation
  • 06/16/01 - Broads Fork, quasi-ridge variation
  • 07/07/96 - Broads Fork, couloir variation (east summit only)

  • Ryan Borzea

    Ryan Borzea - Sep 23, 2014 10:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

    Via Standard Route up Broads Fork  Sucess!

    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

    David Mortensen

    David Mortensen - Sep 20, 2014 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2014

    Triple Traverse  Sucess!

    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.

    edge

    edge - Sep 20, 2014 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

    Solo Triple Traverse  Sucess!

    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!

    Hardman

    Hardman - Jun 23, 2014 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

    Snow Climb to the Twins  Sucess!

    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.

    Hardman

    Hardman - Aug 15, 2013 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

    Via Broad's Fork Direct  Sucess!

    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.

    derekthered

    derekthered - Jul 21, 2013 8:06 pm

    The Twins  Sucess!

    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.

    seano

    seano - May 22, 2013 4:01 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2013

    Robinson-standard loop  Sucess!

    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.

    andrew david

    andrew david - Feb 17, 2013 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

    Among Utah's Best  Sucess!

    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.

    regolithe

    regolithe - Dec 7, 2012 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

    Fun day. Got lost.  Sucess!

    Took the east direct face through broken cliff bands. Really fun but sketchy approach.

    Brita

    Brita - Nov 2, 2012 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

    Broads Fork Twins  Sucess!

    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.

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