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Ascent of West Twin Peak on 2015-05-13

Climber: L Helzer

Date:Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Twin Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:5472 ft / 1667 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the large pull off right around mile 7 on Eklutna road. Bush whacked up the valley to the east. Aimed for the east ridge of the valley and took the ridge to the base of the summit. Worked the short knife edgeish section to the summit proper. There are 2 high looking points, the true summit is the east one of the two. I took the wonderful scree down to the east of the ridge I came up. I was having such great time I didn't realize I was in the wrong valley. I ended up having to bushwhack around west a good amount to get back in the valley I came up. The valleys look surprisingly similar. Would only recommend this way if you are only planning to do West Twin otherwise start at the lake trail head.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5102 ft / 1555 m
    Trailhead:Mile 7 pulloff of Eklutna lake road  370 ft / 112 m
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by L Helzer
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