Ascent to Twin Peaks-Summit Pinnacle on 2012-06-15

Climber: Troy Baker

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 Report

This 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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