North Twin Climber's Log

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tcingrum

tcingrum - Sep 9, 2017 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017

Ridge  Sucess!

Up the ridge. Dropped off north side on loose rock.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Aug 26, 2017 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017

North Twin  Sucess!

West Ridge - descended the North Ridge. Probably would have been more enjoyable in early season with a little more snow.

alpineskyline

alpineskyline - May 31, 2015 5:48 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

north twin summit  Sucess!

Biked/hiked in to the west ridge trail got a late start didn't hit the ridge till about 6 pm. passed a couple groups coming down none had made the summit, I was worried about losing daylight but pushed on and made the summit with the sun starting to set over the San Juans man what a view. Headed back down the ridge and reached the gravel road just as the sun disappeared behind a ridge. I biked back to my car in the dark using a headlamp man that was a blast. All in all great climb!

Norman

Norman - Sep 7, 2014 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

West Ridge, North Twin  Sucess!

An excellent weather day... route finding went well and we had the summit all to ourselves!

geosean

geosean - Jun 24, 2014 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

Twins Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed the west ridge of the North Twin. Rapped SE from the notch below the summit to the glacier. Climbed NE ridge of South Twin and descended the west ridge. Great day with lots of fun challenges. (second successful traverse)

JLuthanen

JLuthanen - May 7, 2014 1:49 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Spring attempt

Due to ridiculous spring snow accumulation, conditions were just a little too sketchy to even attain the base of the ridge (even with snowshoes). Got rained on HARD for 1.5hrs+ while pushing bikes up the trail which didn't help - snowshoes helped, but eventually proved fruitless due to snow conditions (loose corn below a slippery crust - avy potential high). Couldn't imagine the west ridge being very fun cramponing up, nor backtracking on the way down due to the North Bowl being off limits with avy danger. Will check it out again in a month or two. Super fast downhill MTB on the way out made it a worthwhile trip

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 12:25 am Date Climbed: May 23, 1987

West Ridge  Sucess!

Great Rock.

seabadge

seabadge - Aug 12, 2013 10:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Climbed west ridge, descended north ridge.  Sucess!

With Gimpilator. Fractured my left index finger 200 feet below summit when a rock was dislodged by my partner and landed just-so on my hand. Completed climb and down-climbed north ridge/face snow. Despite the injury, a very memorable climb with fantastic rock.

metasyn11

metasyn11 - Jul 6, 2013 1:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

West Ridge / North Face  Sucess!

In-the-clouds July 4th scramble/glissade. Much fun was had by all.

awilsondc

awilsondc - Jul 2, 2013 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

I had my eye on the Twins for several years and finally got the chance to tick one off the list! I must say I was certainly not disappointed! Pushing the bike up the logging roads was a major drag but 3+ hours later the real fun began! The rock quality was superb as expected, and there were myriad route options to choose from. My group reached the summit in just under 6 hours. The downclimb was one of the best I have ever done. A nice glissade down the north face, short walk back to the bikes, and a swift ride down the logging roads. Having the bike for the descent made it more than worth it pushing the dang thing up hill for all those miles! I climbed this one with Brett and his friend Sean. Car to car in a little under 9 hours.

geosean

geosean - Jun 24, 2014 12:09 pm

Re: West Ridge

Ditto, good climbing with you

relic

relic - Jan 26, 2013 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1986

West ridge  Sucess!

A wild guess on the date. As described, the rock here is amazing, so gritty that even tiny holds feel very secure. So much so, that I remember my friend and I intentionally going off-route so we'd have an excuse to use the tech gear we carried up. The loggers/mining company people can be very unpleasant on the drive in, don't know what their problem is.

CzechMark

CzechMark - Oct 1, 2012 4:16 am

Mixed Bag  Sucess!

Best and scariest scrambling I have ever done. Also, the absolute WORST approach EVER. We didn't have bikes so the road ate our feet. Its going to be a while before I ever do this one again. Super fun tho.

Bluecube22

Bluecube22 - May 15, 2012 4:11 pm

a nice summer day trip  Sucess!

Made this climb sevral times as for the dates I don't remember but It makes a good day trip from home

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 2:00 am

Several times  Sucess!

West Ridge in the sunny summer. North Face in the snowy winter. Love the sisters!

fjes6

fjes6 - Sep 5, 2011 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Perfect  Sucess!

Ran up Pugh the day before. Arrived at the gate to see maybe 10 cars, all just starting out as well. Even on an exposed rock nose with deadly exposure can you still feel great unroped, everytime you need a hold-it's right there. Descended the North Face with very little snow to meet up with the ridge at about 4,500' & with a bike ride like the one you get on the way back, this may be annual ordeal.

PeakBeggar

PeakBeggar - Aug 30, 2011 1:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

too funn  Sucess!

soo much fun this scrmble is!

ExcitableBoy

ExcitableBoy - Dec 28, 2010 9:19 am

West ridge, solo  Sucess!

Did the west ridge as my first solo climb. Descended the North Face. Did the west ridge in winter, a fun, easy 'mixed' climb.

Drew Perry

Drew Perry - Jan 3, 2010 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

West Ridge  Sucess!

Excellent climb. It was my first mountain in the Northwest. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Sunny all day and relatively cloudless.

The snow level was very low. Almost all of the snow in the saddle between the summits was gone. Also the snow field on the north face was small. Glissading wasn't possible.

my only regret is that i lost my camera on the trip. i accidently dropped it and it rolled off a ledge

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 25, 2009 5:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Injury on North Twin  Sucess!



Natasha and I climbed the west ridge and descended the north ridge. Just below the summit I dislodged a small rock and it fell four feet onto her hand. Her left index finger was fractured and she completed the climb with difficulty. See the trip report.

First attempt: May 15, 2007

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