Twin Peaks Climber's Log

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wmolland - Jul 16, 2022 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2022

From Return Lake  Sucess!

A surprisingly not loose and enjoyable scramble to the top. Good fun!


LincolnB - Jun 27, 2020 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2020

From Green Creek  Sucess!

On the way up traversed to the right from Virginia Pass and entered a long gully leading toward the summit. On the way back headed down the ridge toward Virginia Peak, and dropped down a steep gully - which I much preferred, it had loose rock and bits of class 3 climbing, but no real exposure and made for a faster trip. The gully closest to Virginia Pass is endless talus-hopping, with a ridge at the end you have to climb over and drop a few hundred feet before summiting.


WayneFry - Oct 17, 2019 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2019

Par Value Lakes via Green Creek TH  Sucess!

Climbed a loose steep chute from upper Par to gain the ridge and walked over to the east summit. Great views of horse creek canyon. Exited at Green Creek TH.


Romain - Jul 23, 2017 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

S. Ridge from Twin Peaks Pass  Sucess!

Climbed the South ridge from Twin Peaks Pass. Due to the large amount of snow covering the east side of the South Ridge, it was necessary to stay almost on top of the crest the whole way, dropping down a few feet to the East or to the West when necessary. This was solid class 3, very enjoyable.
The summit ridge is flattish (class 1-2) with many false summits. The register is on the second to last sub-summit. I think the high point is the last bump, but I am not certain. I tagged both.


Deb - Sep 21, 2016 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2016

Fun Scramble!  Sucess!

Nice changing of fall colors! Ascended the western SE chute and descended the eastern SE chute. All good fun!


bechtt - Sep 4, 2016 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

SE Gully  Sucess!

Then traversed to Virginia. Pictures


CWessels - Aug 8, 2016 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2016

South Ridge  Sucess!

Nice scramble from Twin Peaks Pass. Longer hike than expected--a good thing because it was mostly enjoyable. You can keep the difficulty at class 3 (instead of class 2) for most of the way to the summit plateau by staying high on the ridge instead of dropping down to the east; many of the gendarmes/pinnacles can be surmounted directly. It's pretty loose in some places, but not too terrible compared to other climbs I've done (nearby Virginia Peak was much worse in this regard; the chutes on the west face of Twin Peaks are also looser than the rock on this ridge). The summit plateau was long and I had a hard time finding the highest point on it.


mengbo - Jul 25, 2016 9:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016

Solo day hike  Sucess!

from Par Value Lakes, climb a steep chute to get on to the ridge. then it will be easy walk to the summit.


soslaw - Aug 11, 2012 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

S. Ridge  Sucess!

South ridge from Twin Peaks pass. Tagged the east summit as well and descended southeast gully which wasn't as bad as advertised.


ckerth - Jun 6, 2012 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

From Virginia Peak  Sucess!

Fun weekend camped at Return Lake, climbing Grey Butte, Stanton Peak, Virginia Peak, and Twin Peaks. I started from Green Lake TH and went over Virginia Pass and looped back past Summit Lake on the return. Note: There was nothing to sign the register with when I was there.


seano - Aug 8, 2010 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

From Virginia  Sucess!

Day 2 of the Sierra Challenge. Fun class 3 once it starts.


boyblue - Jul 1, 2010 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1982

From Par Value Lakes  Sucess!

From highest Par Value Lake, I climbed up a steep narrow chute (short ugly slog) that ends at the southern end of the eastern-most ridge of the complex that is Twin Peaks. Followed this ridge north to where it was possible (and easiest) to travel west over the top of the east peak and then on to the main west peak. Exited down the ravine to the SE and hiked back to TH at Green Creek.


mrchad9 - Sep 21, 2009 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

From Virginia  Sucess!

Camped at the head of Virginia Canyon after coming in from Green Lakes. Enjoyed the summit of Virginia a bit more but an exciting route over to Twin with lots of routefinding.

Adamus - Jul 31, 2009 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

South Ridge from Virginia  Sucess!

Went up ridge from Virginia. The final stretch, going around the pinnacles was fun. Most of my route wasn't more than loose class 3. I descended the chute from between the summits and found it to be fairly fast and not too loose, taking less than an hour to get back down to the valley.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Aug 6, 2007 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Traversed the ridge-direct from Virginia Peak. Loose, crumbly, complicated route finding, lots of ups and downs over small gendermes and towers, but not too bad.

Fun class 3 near the middle and them the summit mass, before the long long long scree and talus descent all the way down to Virginia Canyon.

Paid an homage to my own twin sister, Karla on the register.
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steve_hiebert - Jun 13, 2007 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Twin Peaks via snow gully to S. Ridge  Sucess!

We climbed (me and my friend Dee) a snow gully from the east to reach the south ridge just below the summit. Descent was via the SE drainage. Both up and down were under good snow conditions.


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

South ridge to SE gulley  Sucess!

10th and last day of the Sierra Challenge. I was stymied 2 weeks earlier when I ascended and traversed through several gulleys on the west face. Back two weeks later to climb Virginia Peak, I traversed over from Twin Peaks Pass for an exciting class 3 climb up the south ridge.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Oct 19, 2005 9:55 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) SE drainage (descent) Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Traversed from Virginia Peak on day 1 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge with Bob. Fun scramble with interesting routefinding.


HikeMonkey - Aug 25, 2004 12:34 pm

Route Climbed: SE Drainage, sort of Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

Monty and I intended to stay out one night and climb Virginia and Twin out of Green Lake trailhead. We climbed Twin on the first day, aiming for the gully between the two peaks, but headed up one chute to the left and ended up in a loose, somewhat steep gully. We camped at Return Lake and hiked out the next day without climbing Virginia.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jun 7, 2004 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: Fun South Ridge (ascent) / Not-so-fun SE drainage (descent) Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

Virginia-Twin day hike out of Green Creek TH. The traverse from Virginia to Twin Peaks was great fun, exciting class 3 as advertised. Excellent views of Whorl and Matterhorn.

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