Ascent of South Twin on 1995-05-21

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Simon Schosser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 21, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:South Twin
    Elevation:7000 ft / 2133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Completed North Twin the day before and camped beside creek along logging road; early morning rode up to very end of rd on S Twin's W ridge pushed through some rough/overgrown patches; slight bush and then open forest as earlier trip to notch with Greg; easier travel on ridge and no II-III mixed section as much snow had cleared; did 2 pitches to summit (first: 5.7 along ridge arete, rock moderate (40m); second: 5.6-most Class 4 up gully and sides to perch high on pyramid, rock loose (55m)); from here we scrambled along S side of ridge and across big snowy summit; desent via S slopes--no axes proved to be a little hairy; I kicked steps across reasonably steep (40°) snow to a wind arete; here straght down to a rock outcrop; as snow was quite frozen and had ice patches below we decided to rap to a lower rock outcrop and then risk the snow again; this worked well; wandered back down ridge and then biked like hellions to truck in about 20 min
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3018 ft / 918 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3018 ft / 919 m
    Grade/Class:Class 5.7
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2362 ft / 719 m
    Route:W Ridge
    Start Trailhead:4638 ft / 1413 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3018 ft / 919 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2362 ft / 720 m; Extra: 656 ft / 199m
    Gain on way out:656 ft / 199 m
    End Trailhead:4638 ft / 1413 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Twin Sisters (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Twin1995-05-203281 ft / 1000 m
2South Twin1995-05-213018 ft / 920 m
Total Trip Gain: 6299 ft / 1920 m    Total Trip Loss: 5643 ft / 1720 m

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