Broads Fork Twin Peaks Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


Apexrock - Oct 8, 2012 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

Triple Traverse  Sucess!

Perfect Fall weather! Went up the Robinson's Variation and down the never-ending Talus slopes leading into Lake Blanche Basin from the summit of Dromedary. Long day, but worth it!


runbyu1 - Sep 16, 2012 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Up Robinson, Down Standard Broad's Fork  Sucess!

We went up the Robinson route---FAR better views but much more difficult IMO. I didn't think the scrambling down the standard route was any worse than what was on the Robinson variation. The summit is AWESOME and it was a beautiful day!

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Aug 19, 2012 2:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

A Nice Pair  Sucess!

08/14/2012 2:15 to summit East Twin, 4 minutes to West Twin
05/27/2011 Triple Traverse from Tanners Gulch
05/08/2010 From Tanner's Gulch, Triple Traverse
09/19/2009 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
08/08/2009 both summits, TT
07/03/2009 both summits
05/16/2009 Both summits, TT
08/16/2008 Up from Ferguson Canyon, TT
07/19/2008 Broad's Fork to both Twins, then Cottonwood Ridge Traverse
05/10/2008 Triple Traverse via Tanner's gulch
09/18/2007 East Twin/Cottonwood Ridge traverse
09/04/2006 Triple Traverse with J Anderson
10/05/2005 East twin with J Anderson


dstevenson0204 - Aug 15, 2012 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012

One of my favorite Wasatch Climbs yet  Sucess!

This hike was a lot of fun. My 2nd solo summit!! The crack that you climb on the ridgeline was the highlight for sure!!


scgrant - Jun 29, 2012 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2016

Twin Peaks  Sucess!

6/15/2016 Via Broads Fork. 3:43 RT including West Peak. Awesome glissade.
9/20/2015 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse via Ferguson Canyon.
7/20/2014 With the WMC as part of the Cottonwood Ridge Traverse. West Twin Peak to Mount Superior.
4/20/2014 Climbed the East Peak and the West Peak as part of the Triple Traverse from Tanners Gulch. Unbelievable early spring climb with Lubos Pavel, Donovan Lynch, and John Badila. Descent into Broads Fork.
6/30/2013 Climbed with the WMC via Ferguson Canyon and traverse from Storm Mountain. We had planned to do the Triple Traverse upon reaching Twins but we were not moving to quick this day. Temps in the valley reached 103 degrees today. Awesome route, one of my favorites. Third time on top of Twins this month.
6/25/2013 Climbed via Ferguson Canyon, traverse from Storm Mountain. Great route, loved the ridge between Storm and Twin. Both East and West Twin.
6/5/2013 Last Peak in the Triple Traverse. On a solo mission I gained the saddle between Sunrise and Dromedary via Broads Fork. From Dromedary I traversed over Sunrise to Twin Peaks. Descended back down Broads Fork. Fun day.
8/11/2012 Both East and West Twin via Broads Fork. Cottonwood Ridge Traverse with WMC.
6/16/2012 Both East and West Twin via Broads Fork.
9/26/2011 Both East and West Twin via Broads Fork.
8/26/1999 Via Broads Fork. Climbed Twin Peaks with my mom on her 50th birthday and the day after my 21st.


jdw10 - May 7, 2012 2:15 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

Triple Traverse  Sucess!

Finished the Triple Traverse w/ the Twin's. The conditions made for some great mixed climbing and exposure. We finally got some sunshine after coming off of Sunrise. Outstanding day with the WMC.


PrinceOfNorway - May 5, 2012 10:38 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo!  Sucess!

Very beautiful area. You get to see alpine ridge and timp! It was a fairly strenuous hike, and I decided to bust out some 5th class moves near the summit. Wow, what great exposure!


utahjimk - Nov 12, 2011 11:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2002

east peak via Broads Fk  Sucess!

tried once before but aborted - didn't give myself enough time!
East & West peak as part of Triple Traverse 2 July 2014.


voxnihili - Sep 26, 2011 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

Great Hike  Sucess!

I absolutely loved it.

I had tried to hike this three weeks earlier but had to turn around due to scheduling issues. Well worth the return trip. Took the standard route up. Perfect weather.

danielrfay - Sep 14, 2011 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Great Peak!  Sucess!

Ended up heading up the Robinson route after some route finding issues. Amazing views of the ridgeline and the entire valley.

Wisemtn - Aug 19, 2011 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Broad's Fork Meander  Sucess!

Man, I hate this peak! It never ended. I quickly lost the trail after the lake and had to hunt for a good route up to a ridge and then saw my destination. I almost gave up. I headed up to the East peak and met some nice folks sharing some whiskey and hiked over to the West peak with them. No Triple Traverse today. Just too tired and out of time.

#2 - via BF>Robinson

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