Broads Fork Twin Peaks Climber's Log

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PellucidWombat - Jul 26, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 25th, 2005  Sucess!

After several mediocre attempts, I finally did the complete North Ridge route. It was a fun and easy half-day with - Jul 11, 2005 12:22 am

Route Climbed: Standard Broads Fork Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Time to summit 2:24:41 hrs. Fun hike! Kahtoola crampons and axe came in handy once again. Still a good sized snow field from the basin up to the ridge. Saw one goat. - Jun 26, 2005 11:08 am

Route Climbed: Twin Peaks- Broads to NE Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Pellucidwombat and I started out up Broads Fork for about half an hour, then headed up west cross-country until we gained the NE ridge which we followed to the summit. Conditions were perfect. Practically the entire ridge was free from snow. Fun and interesting variation!


mountaingazelle - Jun 11, 2005 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: Stairs Gulch, Broads Fork Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

My first climb of Twin Peaks was made by Stairs Gulch. I enjoyed the rock scrambling and snow hiking very much. The rock in Stairs Gulch was very loose and it was impossible trying not to hit anyone below you. The climb up both Twin Peaks along the ridge was great. It ended up being a long day. We got hit by a snow storm while descending down Broads Fork but the fun glissading made up for this.


Bignick - Jun 10, 2005 1:26 am

Route Climbed: Robinson Variation Date Climbed: Sept 16, 2001  Sucess!

I did this peak with a friend of mine who got me into rock and ice climbing. We started at the Broads Fork trailhead and hiked to the meadow. From here we took a faint trail to the West that lead to the ridge some 2000' vertical above. This was a difficult assent due to the steepness thru a long bolder field and up thru dirt and loose rock. Once we attained the ridge the traveling became more interesting and pleasent. We traversed on a ridge heading South with outstanding views in every direction. This ridge was mainly slabby boulders with great exposure on either side and required some route finding skills to find the safest and easiest way to the base of the peak. Once at the base we started climbing up thru more bolders all the way to the summit of the East Twin. Upon reaching the summit we noticed thunder clouds overhead and didn't stay long. We descended the traditional route. A great hike with awsome views.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Mar 29, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Broads Fork Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

This is one my my favorites in the Wasatch. Great views and there are a lot of good late spring mountaineering routes up Broads Fork

7/3/2009- Grand plans of doing the Cottonwood Ridge with Matt Van Horn were thwarted by dark clouds moving in over the route. We went up Robinsons variation and hit both the East and West twin before aborting.

Nate D

Nate D - Mar 2, 2005 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: a few failures Date Climbed: 1985, 87, 95

I've been thwarted from this summit three stinkin' times.

1st: Broads Fork - father wimped out on the exposed ridge (crack?)

2nd: Deaf Smith/Hounds Tooth -got way off route initially w/miserable bushwacking and gave up.

3rd: Robinson Variation - made it to the ridge when storm clouds swept in from the west. This time, we at least saw several mt. goats clamboring just below us on the cliffs. (Kick myself to this day for not having a camera.)


craghag - Dec 12, 2004 12:32 pm

Route Climbed: Broads Fork Date Climbed: June 16, 01 & June 7, 03  Sucess!

Tears on the first ascent!

Cheers on the second ascent with Kung Po for dinner!

marauders - Dec 8, 2004 2:07 am

Route Climbed: Broads Fork - East Ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!

Incredible mountain. The long haul up the Broads Fork cirque is tedious upon descent. Try this mountain in June when you can glissade rather than hop through the boulders.

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Oct 20, 2004 11:37 am

Route Climbed: Broads Fork and Lake Blanche Date Climbed: September 5, 1953  Sucess!

While a student at the University of Utah, I climbed to the double summit of Twin Peaks over fifty two years ago. Climbing with a classmate, one Jerry DeGettis, It took me almost twelve hours up and down and I remember stumbling along the trail back to my car well after dark. We lunched on the west summit next to the mail box and admired the view that took in the entire Wasatch Range from Mount Ogden to Timpanogos.

I was delighted to see Twin Peaks on the cover of Time Magazine just before the 2002 Winter Olympics. The subsequent gold medal winner in figure skating (Hughes) was depicted doing a triple axel in the sky above Twin Peaks' fishtail crown. Since childhood I have considered Twin Peaks which looms above and behind Mount Olympus the most majestic peak in the Wasatch as it is viewed from downtown Salt Lake City.


PellucidWombat - Sep 21, 2004 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: Robinson Ridge from Ferguson Canyon Date Climbed: September 18th, 2004  Sucess!

Ascended via Storm Mountain and the full Robinson Ridge, then continued on to do the Triple Traverse and descend via Lake Blanche. A storm front was moving in, and we encountered steady 20-30mph winds with 40-50mph gusts.


PellucidWombat - Jul 17, 2004 11:57 pm

Route Climbed: Broads Fork Date Climbed: July 17th, 2004  Sucess!

I finally did the standard route. Went up w/ the Wasatch Mtn Club. The wildflowers were in full bloom, there were some mountain goats, and the overcast skies kept it from getting too hot. Luckily the thunderstorms held off until later in the day.


PellucidWombat - Oct 20, 2003 1:02 am

Route Climbed: Lisa Falls (Little Cottonwood Canyon) Date Climbed: October 18th, 2003  Sucess!

I'd been looking over the canyon above Lisa falls as a way to climb Sunrise pk or the Broads Fork Twins for some time. Since I wanted to do the Triple Traverse, I opted to try finding a way up to the summit of the Broads Fork Twin Peaks from the canyon.

The route I did was great! I have no idea if it is covered in any guidebooks but it is certainly is worthy of such coverage - nice variety in views, climbing terrain/rock, class 4 scrambling, etc. I'll definitely put the route up on this page soon :)


Scott - Aug 21, 2003 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1993

Twins  Sucess!

July 30 1993: Via Broads Fork. There was still a lot of snow due to the heavy snow year.

May 1990s: Via Tanners Gulch. I don't know the date.

February 20 1999: Via Hounds Tooth Ridge. This was the toughest winter climb I have ever done and the longest winter day I have dones as well.


grandwazoo - Aug 7, 2003 7:58 am

Route Climbed: Broad's Fork Date Climbed: 7-15-2002  Sucess!

Had a great trip, did this during the week and didn't run into anyone until half way back down. Also went up into the basin on snow shoes over the winter.


PellucidWombat - Apr 18, 2003 3:56 pm

Route Climbed: Deaf Smith Canyon Date Climbed: June, 2002  Sucess!

Great hike! It was a record elevation gain on a trail for me. The routefinding was a little tricky, but the views made it well worth it! Definitely one of my favorite peaks in the Wasatch


rmjwinters - Oct 13, 2002 9:14 am

Route Climbed: Broad's Fork Date Climbed: June 30 1998  Sucess!

This was my first time on the summit. Please read the trip report for details. I have since been up the summit several times. It is one of my favorites in the Wasatch.


MrWasatch - Aug 27, 2001 2:40 pm

Route Climbed: Broads Fork, standard and Robinson Variation Date Climbed: 10/3/93; 7/27/96; 9/23/05  Sucess!

Challenging climb to one of the great peaks of the Wasatch. Stunning scenery! Prefer Robinson Variation to standard route unless snowfields are present.

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