Point 13,545 & Twining Peak/"Blue Peak" Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 15, 2018 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2016

2 Peaks  Sucess!

Twining Peak & 13500.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 30, 2017 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017

From Indy  Sucess!

With 13,500. Mellow and beautiful. With Jay.


ajberry - Jun 27, 2017 9:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2013

Combined with Geissler  Sucess!

With Megan Berry. Nice circuit: Geissler traverse (from Linkins Lake), then across to the divide at the Lost Man Loop pass, up 13,545' and on to Twining.


SenadR - Jun 12, 2017 8:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017

From Indy pass  Sucess!

Together with PT13500


dino61111 - Jan 21, 2017 11:17 pm

Twining Peak only  Sucess!

An early mountain I walked up even before I knew I had to climb mountains. No problem even for a neophyte. If you are at Independence Pass, just take an hour to wander over to this summit.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 12, 2016 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2011

From Independence Pass  Sucess!

A moderately cloudy day but the clouds were puffy and the sun poked through every once in awhile. Easy hike up the snow free ridge and then a nice run down the west slopes on firm snow and was able to get back to my car right before it started raining. Feet got really wet in the swamps though!


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 6, 2014 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

Indy Pass  Sucess!

On week-long trip to Sawatch with wife. Given forecast, we wanted a quicker one - so I tagged Pt 13,500 and Twining, and she just tagged Pt 13,500. (Haven't done Pt 13,545 yet.)


MountainHikerCO - Jun 8, 2014 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

13500 & Twining  Sucess!

We hiked 13500 & Twining from Independence Pass. We shared the mountains with several skiers.


BLong - May 26, 2014 11:28 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

Summit Ski  Sucess!

Had a blast skinning out from Independence Pass, and skiing Blue Peak along with UN 13,545'. We started skinning at 6:30 from the Pass and arrived at the hairpin turn (on the Twin Lakes side) by noon.


Kiefer - Jul 16, 2013 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

South Ridge (Indy Pass)  Sucess!

Again, in succession with Point 13,500 AFTER a loop of Igloo, Mountain Boy & Point 12,569 to the south. Long day but at least the weather held.


chicagotransplant - Nov 4, 2012 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012

Indy Pass  Sucess!

PT 13500 and Twining via Independence Pass. Not only is the pass still open (11/4/12), but these peaks are essentially bone dry. You could probably climb both without ever stepping on snow, but the most direct route will have you pass over a few strips of 2" deep here and there.

Diapensia - Sep 6, 2011 1:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

From Independence Pass  Sucess!

Hiked up from the pass to Point 13500 then north to Twining (both summits). Admired the headwaters of the Roaring Fork and surrounding mountains. 25mph winds. Cut back straight to the pass from the col.


altitude14er - Jan 15, 2011 12:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Route Climbed: Via Independence Pass  Sucess!

My friend was supposed to accompany me, but witnessing a death on the Maroon Bells the day before had him ready to head back to Denver, don't blame him!


POLUKO - Aug 13, 2009 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

Fun  Sucess!

Easy hike from the pass with great views of the region. Loved it!


miztflip - Sep 10, 2008 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

From Independence  Sucess!

Great little afternoon hike. Hiked over 13,500 enroute. Awesome views back into Hunter Fryingpan.


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Short day in an interesting area of the Sawatch  Sucess!

Twining & UN 13500 make for a nice mellow, short hike from Indpendence Pass. A great choice if you've just exhauted yourself in the Elks the day before and are heading back to the front range.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Aug 27, 2007 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

it's worth it in the end...  Sucess!

I enjoyed one of the most beautiful sunsets from the summit of Twinning peak at the end of an exciting day of climbing. Busted out the hike from Independece pass over Pt 13,500 to Twinning half an hour before the sun set, making the hike out in dusk/moonlight. Earlier that afternoon I hiked Bull Mtn over to S Elbert from Echo Creek. A couple of Dale's Pale Ale's taste pretty good at the end of such an amazing day!


shanahan96 - Jul 16, 2007 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

low-key day  Sucess!

enjoyed an easier day with jamie climbing point 13,500 and twining from independence pass. was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the area is.



Che - Jun 20, 2007 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Nothing Beats Riding in June  Sucess!

Pretty righteous ascent. Definitely leaves more to be desired from the surrounding area.


chicagotransplant - Jun 11, 2007 10:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

via Independence Pass  Sucess!

Climbed Twining Peak with PT 13500 via Independence Pass. Great quick little climb to two high summits! I think RT was not even 2 1/2 hrs.

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