North Twin, Washington

Prominence: 680 ft, 207 m

Elevation: 6640+ feet, 2024+ meters

True Isolation: 0.74 mi, 1.19 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 6640 - 6680 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 6644 ft / 2025 m
    (Range 6644 - 6684 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 42' 56'' N, 121° 59' 54'' W
48.715468, -121.998392 (Dec Deg)
573676 E 5396310 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionWhatcom

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     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #74)
     Mountaineers Baker's Dozen (Rank #17)
     Southwest British Columbia-Gunn Scrambles (Rank #110)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 230
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 212)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1994-07-23 by Brian Friedrich
     1995-04-16 by Brian Friedrich (Unsuccessful)
     1995-05-20 by Brian Friedrich
     1995-07-15 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     2000-07-29 by Brian Friedrich
     2009-08-19 by Jan Triska
     2010-02-06 by Evan Muirow
     2011-07-23 by Bri Wilson
     2013-06-28 by Natasha Walker
     2015-05-30 by Susan Shih (Unsuccessful)
     2015-06-06 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2016-05-01 by Jason Pfannenstiel
     2016-05-10 by Susan Shih
     2016-05-13 by Steve Brown (GPS Track)
     2016-05-13 by Bent Wiencke (GPS Track)
     2017-06-03 by Patty Cokus
     2018-09-03 by Abrahm Rollins
     2019-05-11 by Amrit Panda (GPS Track)
     2019-05-18 by Julia Syi
     2019-05-18 by Susan Shih
     2020-05-09 by Jonathan Koberstein
     2020-06-03 by Amy Zamora (Unsuccessful)
     2020-06-21 by Jaime McCandless (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2020-07-19 by Jason Curtis
     2020-07-19 by Jaime McCandless (GPS Track)
     2020-09-07 by Ivan Mitloshuk (GPS Track)
     2021-05-22 by Luca Baradel (GPS Track)
     2021-07-10 by Karthik Krish (GPS Track)
     2021-07-12 by Nick Magill
     2022-05-01 by Aaron Minton
     2022-07-09 by Sara Holzknecht
     2022-07-30 by Mi Ka (Unsuccessful)
     2022-08-05 by Robyn Pryor

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The SE ridge of the North Twin can be seen here. Picture taken from an approach trail, on the ridge start, at about 1400 m altitude.(August 2009) (2009-08-19). Photo by Jan Triska.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 680 ft/207 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 760 ft/231 m
  Line Parent: South Twin
  Key Col: 5960 ft/1817 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.74 mi/1.19 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 48.7067, -121.9892
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    South Twin  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: North Cascades
Range5: Skagit Range
Range6: Twin Sisters-Foothills
Drainage BasinsNooksack
Strait of Georgia
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Baker Wilderness Area
Topo MapTwin Sisters Mountain O48121f8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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North Twin Peak from the logging road. West Ridge is on the right. Snow descent connects the obvious snow patches (2020-07-19). Photo by Jason Curtis.
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The obelisk tower and the false summit behind it from the W ridge of North Twin Sister. The climbing route goes on the right just below the tower (2021-07-10). Photo by Karthik Krish.
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Descending the steep NW face late season (2022-08-05). Photo by Robyn Pryor.
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