Ascent to Twin Peaks-Summit Pinnacle on 2012-06-15
|Date:||Friday, June 15, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Twin Peaks - Summit Pinnacle|
| Elevation:||9663 ft / 2945 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||10 ft / 3 m (0% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportThis attempt was more of a recon trip. I wanted to take a look at the rotten rock pinnacle to see what would be needed to make a "safe" attempt. The north side of the rock block appears to be the most solid. A semi flat platform is located half the way up the pinnacle and with a couple protected moves (if that's possible) the true summit can be reached.
I wasn't comfortable making a solo attempt at the final 10'. I'm planning on making a second attempt sometime in 2012.
As of the date of my first attempt the road to the trailhead was blocked with snow from a spring/winter slide about a mile from the TH.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5163 ft / 1573 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||11 mi / 17.7 km|
| Trailhead:||4500 ft / 1371 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
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