Twin Peaks Climber's Log

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Ze - Oct 20, 2008 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Love Twin Peaks  Sucess!

Just great. Second time up. Next time would like to do some harder variation starting from somewhere else than Buckhorn


bechtt - Sep 22, 2008 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

From 3 Points  Sucess!

Climbed Twin Peaks from 3 Points via the Waterman Trailand then ascended Waterman. Returned to 3 Points using the Waterman's West Ridge via a nice use trail. With Coco the dog.


SoCalHiker - Sep 15, 2008 10:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Buckhorn - Waterman - Twin Peaks  Sucess!

Hiked from Buckhorn first to Waterman and then to the East Twin. Great views all around. Ran into deers, rattlers, and a bear (between Twin Peak saddle and junction to Waterman).


BrianSorkin - Aug 3, 2008 12:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Most of the way to Triplets  Sucess!

I didn't bring enough water, especially given the heat, to make it all the way out. Maybe another quarter mile to the rocks. Don't think I'll try it again, though - that ridge was really brutal!
Shredded my gaiters and a pair of work gloves, got covered in sap, chased by wolverines. OK, well maybe not that last one...


bruceg - May 19, 2008 4:23 pm

From 3 Points, October 11, 1987 and May 25, 2002  Sucess!

Best done on a cool day as most of the trail faces south


realshafer - Oct 11, 2007 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2007

Buckhorn to the Twins  Sucess!

Quick out and back on a nice, breezy day. Man, that ridge to the Triplets looks difficult/fun.


copeg - Aug 9, 2007 8:45 pm

A few years ago  Sucess!

Climbed Twin Peaks from Three Points years ago late in the summer. Amazing views from the summit, long and hot hike in and out having my camelback puncture halfway out, then coming inches from stepping on a rattlesnake.


CookieMonster - Jul 27, 2007 12:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2005

Thunderstorm  Sucess!

Finally made it over there. Kept thinking that I was dark over toward Baldy. After eating lunch I heard the first clap of thunder. Hurried back up Waterman and made it just over the ridge when it came over me. Ran down a gully and spent 15 ugly minutes in a hailstorm with CLOSE lightning strikes. Taught me a lesson!


Travis_ - May 12, 2007 10:58 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Great Hike - made is about 3/4 of the way along the ridge to Triplet Rocks  Sucess!

Climbed both Waterman and Twin Peak with ODC. Then we explored the east ridge about 3/4 of the way to Triplet Rocks. Great hike. Here is the Google Earth kmz file showing the route with photo placemarks.

David Rosenberg - Mar 28, 2007 5:02 am

Climbed Twice  Sucess!

Climbed twice from Buckhorn. Second time dropped down the second gully after splitting off from the Waterman Trail. Climbed West Peak twice as well(has a register can).Triplet Rocks is also on my list. I want a partner for that one.

Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney - Jan 6, 2007 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

Three Points to East Twin

Very nice hike. This was the first time I'd taken the Twin Peaks trail and only my second time on this mountain. The south side of Waterman was almost devoid of snow. It was fast moving to the Twin Peaks Saddle. From there the snow was thin but firm. The weird thing I noticed was that there are carins everywehre. There are a few less now. The weather was very nice. Temps in the 40's. It was breezy on the summit. Haze did limit the spectacular southern view. I revisited the ledge campsite after the summit and then headed home. As I returned, high clouds began to form making for a beautiful sunset.


Luciano136 - Oct 30, 2006 4:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

From Buckhorn  Sucess!

Only saw two people on my way to the sign for Mt. Waterman. Then I caught up with Mike and Phil; two guys from the San Gabriel trail builders. Had a chat with them at the saddle and continued up to the East Twin. I came a across the same group cbuelow mentioned below (I think I ran into him too). As nobody else was heading up, I had the summit to myself and spent almost an hour on top relaxing in the warm late October sun. Expected to see more smoke from the esperanza fire; San Jacinto was till faintly visible.
Great day, good hike!


cbuelow - Oct 30, 2006 12:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

From Buckhorn  Sucess!

Headed back to Twin Peaks after tagging Waterman. It was the weirdest thing - I was alone the entire way up to Waterman, down to Twin Peaks Saddle and up to the top. Then, as I top out on the west summit of Twin Peaks, there was a group of 15 up there packing up to leave. They left within 2 minutes and I lingered for another 30 minutes. Never saw them again. All in all, a gorgeous day and a nice hike.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Oct 23, 2006 9:11 pm

Route: Trail from Buckhorn Date Climbed: Oct. 22, 2006  Sucess!

A beautiful day for a hike. My first time up this trail. When the twin peaks came into view, I was immediately fascinated by the sight of the east ridge and Triplet Rocks. I put it on my must-do list. The trail from Twin Peaks Trail up the north slope to the summit of East Twin was heavily cairned, but really didn't need it. On the return, we hiked to Mt. Waterman.


johnm - Oct 1, 2006 1:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Route Climbed: Trail from Buckhorn  Sucess!

Great day for hiking. Views not the best, inversion layer hung around all day and early afternoon high cloud cover developed. Briefly saw a young male Nelson Big Horn Sheep at the summit. He came around a boulder about 30 yards away and quickly reversed and took off.

CNC Dave

CNC Dave - May 31, 2006 3:51 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Route: Buckhorn  Sucess!

This is a great hike. Big trees few people. Very steep trail from
saddle up to the east twin. Lots of fun boulders on summit.


Rob - May 18, 2006 2:36 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

Nice peak  Sucess!

Been up there several times.


peaktagger - May 17, 2006 6:56 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

Toasty Pair of Twins from Buckhorn on May 16th, 2006  Sucess!

Climbed East and West Twin from Buckhorn with my Golden Retriever Nibble. Very warm with huge water consumption. Snow is long gone and water won't be far behind. Climbed up use trail to East Twin and found a register but no benchmark. Then climbed over to West Twin, headed back down the north face towards the bottom of the use trail, then back up and down Waterman to the truck. Didn't see another soul all day. Anybody have any idea why the benchmark on Waterman is stamped "TWIN"?

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jan 8, 2006 4:51 pm

Route Climbed: Trail from Buckhorn Date Climbed: January 8, 2006  Sucess!

Cold and windy all the way until the summit, which was miraculously calm. Crampons were needed from the saddle. The snow was thin, but hard.


BLT - Sep 26, 2005 2:10 pm

Route Climbed: From Buckhorn via Waterman/Twin Peaks Saddle Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

This was my first time up the Twins. I now have a new favorite place to go to get away from people. Did the entire trip without seeing another human-- we're talking about the San Gabriels on a Saturday. That should tell you this isn't the most popular hike in the range. Weather was perfect, mostly in the 60s. No significant wildlife sightings, unfortunately.

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