Ascent of Twin Peaks-West Peak on 1976-10-16

Climber: Fred Beavon

Date:Saturday, October 16, 1976
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Twin Peaks-West Peak
    Elevation:5800 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

After arriving on Mount Dickerman at 8 a.m., too early to return, my brother and I went cross country to ascend Twin Peaks, not knowing anything about them. Taking the ridge route there was a mistake, what with all the cliffs and steep areas to traverse. We finally made it to the formidable Twin Peaks which appeared impossible for us to climb. Rounding around to its SE side, we spotted a gully, the only possible route up for us. The gully turned out to be not the easiest but, by far, the worst was near the summit. We literally had to crawl along an edge which dropped straight down on either side. Stood for a moment on the small ledge at the summit which was also scary. Certainly wouldn't have tried for the summit if there was any wind and even under ideal conditions, we should have had belays for protection. On the return, we traversed the brushy mountainside below the cliffy ridge back to the Mt. Dickerman trail. Not too far from the trail we came upon a natural arch. It was so neat. I've often wondered if anyone else has come upon this natural bridge.

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