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Routes in South Twin

West Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 2500 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 328 total, 13/month
Shared By: Jacob Smith on Nov 3, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Beginning 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.

Location

A rough climber's trail can be picked up around where a large pipe crosses the logging road, this can be followed to the aforementioned basin.

Protection

Some parties have reported bringing ropes and a light alpine rack, expect class 4 with some moderate exposure and plan accordingly.

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