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
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For East Twin Peak
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Twin Peaks trailhead for ~2.6 miles to a wooden bench in the alpine where the doubletrack ends. From here, take the rough singletrack left and down to the creek. Cross the creek and either follow a rough trail along the creek to Twin Pass, or another faint trail with a more northerly trajectory towards the saddle east of East Twin Peak. Gain the ridge and head west towards East Twin Peak. At ~5000' the ridge will get more serious. Here the routefinding begins; it is beyond concise...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
BETA PHOTO: Typical ETP routes (climbing routes in red, snow c...