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

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chicagotransplant - Sep 19, 2022 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2022

13545  Sucess!

PT 13545 and PT 13202 from North Fork trailhead


BradBartick - Jul 6, 2021 1:42 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2021

Skied on Memorial Day Weekend   Sucess!

With Marshall and Emiko


habaceeba - May 20, 2019 7:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2017

with the Geisslers  Sucess!

Nice day around the ridge. A little exposure between these two.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2018

nice day out  Sucess!

Slept in a car on Independence Pass, went up Point 13500, then Twining, then UN 13545 and down to Independence Lake, trail to road and up the road back to Independence Pass.

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.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - 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

Interesting area of the Sawatch  Sucess!

6/18/06 - Twining & UN 13500 make for a nice mellow, short hike from Independence Pass. A great choice if you've just exhauted yourself in the Elks the day before and are heading back to the front range.

1/9/19 - Went back for a winter ascent. Started at the Hwy 82 east wide winter closure which is about 8 miles below Independence Pass. The road had a snowmobile track under 4 inches of new snow, deeper in drifted areas. It passes under several large avy runs and wouldn't be a good idea in worse conditions. Climbed over UN 13,500 and then did an out and back ridge run to Twining.

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