Climbed via Gorge Lakes in 2016. Looked like some great fish in the lakes. Road in definitely requires high clearance. Fun and somewhat scary/loose class 3.5ish chute at the top of Gorge Lake route! Because of this chute I would NOT recommend descending this way. We descended via Barb Lake and were not able to find the rumored use trail. The bushwhack was up there with the top 5 worst I've encountered. If you do this route, I would spend more time finding the correct way back, or maybe try sidehilling higher up the slope to avoid the thick brush.
Drove the rough road all the way to the trailhead and broke a leaf spring along the way. As soon as I got out of my vehicle it started pouring down rain, so naturally I expected the rest of the trip to be doomed. Followed the Barb Lake route, which with a topo map and GPS was not too difficult. However, the route is heavily choked with deadfall, most of which was at hip level or higher.
I have not tried the Gorge Lake route, but with all the deadfall of the Barb Lake route it may be the better of the two. That being said, Barb Lake is absolutely beautiful and the route after the lake is nothing more than a simple stroll.
Great hike with Jobe Wymore. We ascended via Barb Lake and descended by way of Gorge Lake. Steep descent down to Gorge Lake with some snow and ice. Fun loop hike.
We decided to come several miles past Bond Lake with mountain bikes on what looked like a road on google earth. After riding a mile to Bond Lake the "road" turned out to be a large ditch for transporting water. This added three miles of hiking one way which made for a longer day than expected. We eventually reached the summit after much bushwhacking, which was well worth it.
Climbed via north face from south Gorge Lake, per description on main Tweedy page of this website...loose bouldery scree at the top is sketchy and easily avoided by going up the northeast ramp: after two hundred yards on the unmarked but cairned/blazed trail to south Gorge Lake, heading south up the mountain after about two hundred yards on the trail to the lake...if you get to the lake you've gone too far. There is no loose scree climbing the northeast ramp. Sweet soft sandy descent to Barb Lake and a swim on a sandy beach. Then the bushwack out...trail is mostly cairned but easy to miss trail and goes up and down and sucks.
Came in through the Barb side and ascended the snow slope. Saw a mountain goat at 11,000ft. Signed the log and then went down a very steep and questionable route to Upper Gorge lake.
I've been thinking about this since I climbed Tweedy four years ago. Next summer...
Camped at South Gorge Lake. Too bad my camera wasn't working on this trip. Guess I'll have to go back!
did the north ridge rte (5.6)and the standard n.e. face/ridge. My girlfriend hiked into our camp, greeting us with beer and cooking up cheeseburgers, grilled onions and mushrooms over a fire... yummie. my partner wants to marry her now.
Climbed via Gorge Lakes and North slopes. 6-8 inches of snow on N. face made scrambling not so fun. Cold and wet. Will return as Gorge lakes are an incredible and easily accessible spot.
Double summited Tweedy and Torrey from Torrey Lake. Great day for my first time in the Pioneers. Storm moved in and we woke up to six inches of snow on Labor Day!
Bluebird June days are simply too nice. A good moderate climb with fun scrambling after the technical pitches, hungry trout, and nice camping contributed to the overall excellence of that weekend.
Second time up the North Ridge rock route, first on the summit. The ridge above is interesting scrambling. Beautiful weekend in the mountains, unless you were a trout!
parallel cracks pitch was way fun, lots of cool scrambling also
Climbed it for the second time, did it solo from Gorge Lakes.
Climbed it for the first time with my dad when I was 7 from Barb Lakes