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Ascent of Twin Sisters on 2015-05-24

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Craig Willis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Twin Sisters
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5818 ft / 1773 m

Ascent Trip Report

We followed the Klickitat Trail (#7) to near the east ridge, then went straight uphill to the ridge. From there it quickly became apparent that the ridge was not a great route -- many gendarmes and even some steep hardpan with loose rocks on it. We descended back to the forest on the south side of the ridge and traversed to above the gendarmes, then followed the east ridge to the summit. We studied the map and determined that we could easily descend on mostly low-angled terrain starting down to the SW and working our way back to the trail. That shortcut saved much effort and was very easy, made even easier by having the Garmin 1-24000 map loaded in the GPS.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1518 ft / 463 m
    Route:Klickitat Trail, bushwhack
    Trailhead:46.48285N 121.76944W  4300 ft / 1310 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Foggy on the upper mountain
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bob Bolton
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