Ascent to American Fork Twin Peaks-East Peak-Little Twin on 2009-06-18

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Artski
Date:Thursday, June 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Point Reached:American Fork Twin Peaks-East Peak - Little Twin
    Elevation:11433 ft / 3484 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took the tram to Hidden, then hiked out the rocky ridge to climb the Twin Peaks and the county highpoint. It was slow going on the jagged rocks and it got slower when we hit the pitch. We realized that we should have just walked one of the roads to the base of the main pitch which would have been 3x faster or more. We made it to the top of the Little Twin, but Artski was wary of crossing the snow to go to the higher twin. I wanted to go, but we didn't. There may have been risk of a wet avalanche or a cornice break, but neither of us was experienced enough to make an informed decision. On the way back, though, Artski thought we should glisade down some snow to the road at the base of the pitch. We did, using sharp rocks as breaks. It was maybe not the safest choice.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:633 ft / 192 m
    Elevation Loss:633 ft / 192 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:633 ft / 192 m
    Extra Loss:192 ft / 58 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Trailhead:10992 ft / 3350 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:441 ft / 134 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Trailhead:10992 ft / 3350 m
    Time Down:40 Minutes

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