East Twin Peak Rock Climbing
Eklutna Lake area from the ETP summit
#47 of 120 Chugach State Park peaks. East Twin is one of the gnarlier peaks of the Western Chugach that can be seen driving the Glenn Hwy between Anchorage and Palmer. The peak is generally climbed without technical rock gear via class 3-4 routes that are likely easiest in the spring with snow (albeit with the added dimension of avalanche hazard) using crampons and a simple ice axe. In the dry months of summer there is a lot of steep loose scree, choss, and several steep rock steps or cliff bands with exposure to navigate. The mountain also has a lot of potential for ski mountaineering objectives, with the NW couloir being the most obvious.
Typical access is via Eklutna Lake Road and the Twin Peaks trail.
Climbing Season For the Anchorage & South Central Alaska area.
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For East Twin Peak
South Gully 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Alaska
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: East Twin Peak
Take the Twin Peaks trail to the alpine where the doubletrack ends at a wooden park bench (~2.6 miles). Take the rough singletrack to the left and down to the creek. Cross the creek and head up the south slopes of East Twin trending towards the obvious south gully. There is a prominent knoll with rocks just right of the gully proper at ~4000', and this is a good place to enter the gully. Once in, or near, the gully proper climb steep and loose class 3 scree in the gully (generally more solid...[more] Browse More Classics in Alaska
BETA PHOTO: Typical ETP routes (climbing routes in red, snow c...