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Routes in South Twin
|West Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 2500 ft|
|Page Views:||328 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Jacob Smith on Nov 3, 2015|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionBeginning at the basin between North and South Twin, ascend south to the ridge crest and follow it to a prominent notch below the summit. Many route options exist and the going is a steady class 3. One short class 4 down climb constitutes the crux of the route.
At the notch it should be obvious that continuing to follow the ridge crest will become class 4/low 5th, at this point traverse around to the south and follow gullies and/or a snowfield (seasonal) to the summit.
In general the rock is quite solid and the scrambling is among the best to be found in the Cascades. I believe this is considered one of the longest continuous scrambles in the range.