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The Twisted Sisters Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jason Kaplan on Aug 31, 2008  with updates from Crackson


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A short cliff band that would appear to have at least a couple of good lines, although looks can be decieving as I found out. I found a few lines that are decent but short, I only climbed one though. The others looked a bit hard for how tired I was from just getting there or just too short to even motivate me.

There seems to be an abundance of roof cracks, so if you climb 10s and 11s you could probably find some fun short practice routes, there is a good, curving crack on a really steep wall that seems thin hands/ fists in size. I noticed a line that starts as a 10-15 ft dead horizontal roof crack (hands and fists I would guess) up over the lip to some slabby bulges(I think the crack keeps running up the slabs) to another big roof crack at the top. I left my camera with the group as I scouted possibilities, so I didn't get pics of everything.

Getting There 

Lots of bushwhacking the formation is left of A-hole rock across the gully. Just arriving there seemed the crux of my day. We approached on the south side of a-hole (as for Cardiac Crack) up over the saddle behind A-hole. Then down into the gully and back up the other side in a boulder field like a glacial crevasse flow. Exhausting. I'm sure there is a better way. Perhaps if you follow the directions for smoke a fatty in the obscure rocks section of b-creek, then head up on the left side of the gully that runs beneath a-hole rock. stay out of the gully if you can help it as it will be hell. it's like your navigating a crevasse if you get in it as there are alot of holes (deep enough to seriously injure a climber with a pack, 20 ft roughly)you could fall into if you make a bad jump or move. not to mention it is just physically hard work. we came down it and it was pretty wild.

Per Crackson: the approach to Twisted Sisters is as follows:

-Drive 0.3m on FS-550 and park in a pullout of the left with a closed road sign.
-Walk the closed road for 15 minutes, cresting a hill and crossing the mountain biking trail.
-At the first slight downhill after the mountain bike trail, make your first right onto another old road. If the road starts going downhill again, you have gone the wrong way (this is the approach to Da Butts).
-When the road begins to make a hard left, there is a great viewpoint of Asshole Rock. Leave the old road here, and bushwack down the hill until you reach the first drainage on your left.
-Follow the drainage on your left uphill for about ten minutes, with views of Asshole Rock to the right. Soon you will reach the toe of Twisted Sisters at the top of the drainage.

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Weather station 5.6 miles from here

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The upper section of the sisters.
The upper section of the sisters.
Rock Climbing Photo: You can see most of the formation.
You can see most of the formation.

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By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jan 3, 2009
The map in Hubbel's book shows this area to be east of Da Butts when it is really west of Da Butts. I have not climbed there yet, but it looks like a fun place.

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