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Ascent of American Fork Twin Peaks on 2013-09-21

Climber: J.J. Fernandez

Date:Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:American Fork Twin Peaks
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:11489 ft / 3501 m

Ascent Trip Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3BtsRQaeo

American Fork Twin (as seen from its lower twin) 11,489 ft, Salt Lake County Highpoint.

Pressed the easy button (or so I thought) and rode the tram to Hidden Peak.
Then proceeded to scramble along the razorback toward the East Twin.
However, half way across, got spooked by exposure and dropped low down a chute to traverse along the left shoulder hoping to by-pass the super-exposed section and regain the ridge closer to East Twin. This was a tougher endeavor than I imagined and in hind-site, would've been much easier to cowboy-up and just surely and steadily traveled all the way across on the razorback.
Oh well. Summited the East Twin and to my relief, it was just a big giant football field sized meadow between the Twins. Although frigidly windy on the plateau, I made quick work getting over to the higher AF Twin to tag the Salt Lake County Highpoint. Cool views from the top, but again, very very cold.
The route down, I still dropped below the razorback into Mineral Basin knowing I didn't really need to regain that ridge and just hiked back to the tram along the cat-track.
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