The north basalt pinnacle of...

The north basalt pinnacle of Twin Peaks from the north side. The south pinnacle that is hidden behind this one has largely fallen away.

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rpc

rpc - Feb 1, 2005 7:12 pm - Voted 10/10

How difficult/how tall?

...is this summit formation?

Do you know if there's a class 3 route or are we talking 5th class choss adventure?

If I recall right, the remaining formation is supposed to be about 80 feet tall - is this right?

Thanks!!



PS

Nice shot!

mrh

mrh - Feb 2, 2005 12:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How difficult/how tall?

Yes, this is the summit formation. The rest of the peak is a walkup. Because of this little formation, Twin Peaks is probably the most difficult top to reach in the Wallowas. No there is no class 3, its definitely class 5 with some loose rock. I got the impression the whole thing could come tumbling down as its neighbor did. I tried in vain to find a way up, but not being a technical climber had to give up. If you read the Twin Peaks page you can find an account of someone getting up it. Sounded kind of dicey. I think somewhere I read the formation is about 50 ft., but I don't think its that high. Seemed more like 30-40 to me, but I'm not a good judge of such things. It might be 80 ft. if you count the dirt mound it sprouts from, but that can be walked. Thanks for the comment.

oldoregon - Jun 13, 2005 10:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How difficult/how tall?

I have trusted informaant who gained this peak last summer, and they told me that there were only 7 names in the register, they were the 8th and 9th.

Klenke

Klenke - Dec 16, 2009 7:14 pm - Voted 10/10

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Only 9 entries in the register!
Make it ten, Radek!

rpc

rpc - Dec 16, 2009 7:19 pm - Voted 10/10

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think I will require a pair of the size like the ones which you are so proudly sportin' first! then I (& the pair) summit.

mrh

mrh - Dec 16, 2009 9:17 pm - Hasn't voted

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Hey! you guys quit filling the messages section of my profile page with your homo-erotic talk!

rpc

rpc - Dec 17, 2009 11:17 am - Voted 10/10

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"Our appendages are much more pleasing to the eye than your chossy pinnacle. "

HI FIVE!

Time to pack up Paul...I'll see you over on that a.. fist..g site for further ANALysis.

mrh

mrh - Dec 17, 2009 12:33 pm - Hasn't voted

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Ya, go get a room you two. ;)

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