North Twin Climber's Log

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rtgomez90 - Jul 30, 2019 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2018

w ridge  Sucess!



JLuthanen - Aug 16, 2018 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2018

North Twin FTW  Sucess!

After being foiled several previous times, a hazy / smokey but otherwise sunny and hot clear day allowed myself and 5 others up the West Ridge. Super juggy, fun grippy rock that makes any exposure seem minimal given awesome hands and feet placement options. The blueberries, huckleberries, and salmon berries closer to the bottom of the ridge made for perfect snack timing on the descent.


BKW - May 29, 2018 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2018

West Ridge Bash  Sucess!

Biked up the road. 90's era mountain bike wouldn't shift out of high gear. Ascended the west ridge. Kept a low line following cairns. Led to a long steep draw. Ended up with only one exposed class 4 (low class 5?) move to gain a notch at the west end of the summit ridge. Glissaded the north face, which turned out to be a choice glissade. Biked down. Nearly perfect conditions. Car to car in 8:20, including 0:30 at the summit.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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

West Ridge  Sucess!

Great Rock.


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 - 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 - 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 - Jun 24, 2014 12:09 pm

Re: West Ridge

Ditto, good climbing with you


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

too funn  Sucess!

soo much fun this scrmble is!

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