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The Brothers (south peak)

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South Couloir 

The Brothers (south peak) Rock Climbing 

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The brothers are the prominent twin peaks seen in the Olympic Mountains from the Puget Sound. The approach is fun and the peaks are beautiful. Many routes are possible and the rock quality is better than much of the Olympics although that doesn't say much. Routes are of the 3rd and 4th class nature although the traverse between north and south peak can provide an exciting snow climb that demands a bit of respect. Perhaps the biggest pay off of climbing this peak is looking down over 6000ft on the Puget Sound and Seattle and then turning around and viewing the interior of the Olympics.

Getting There 

From US 101 take the Hamma Hamma River Road to the Lena Lakes Trail head.

Climbing Season

For the Olympics & Pacific Coast area.

Weather station 20.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Brothers (south peak)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Brothers (south peak):
South Couloir   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     Alpine, 6000'   
Brothers Traverse   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt prepares to begin the N-S traverse.  Photo co...

Brothers Traverse Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Washington : Olympic National Park : The Brothers (south peak)
This is a great route that tests a lot of alpine skills. I believe the route changes drastically depending on snow coverage. The traverse can obviously be done from the North Brother to the South, or vice versa. There is a lot of information out there on the south-north route, I did the north-south and am pretty convinced it's the way to go.From the terraces at around 5500 feet (bivy possible here) head roughly north over occasionally fourth class terrain. Your goal is the notch in the South...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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