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Twin Peaks

Broads Fork Twin Peaks - 11,330', 11,328'
Sunrise Peak - 11,275'
Dromedary Peak - 11,107'

Wasatch Mountains
Big Cottonwood Canyon


The second highest peak in Salt Lake County.
The tallest peak visible from Salt Lake City.

We started on the trailhead at 1:30 and got to the saddle at 5:00.
The hardest part of the hike is the huge boulderfield below the Cottonwood Saddle at the head of Broads Fork.

From the saddle, you travel up the ridge, until you get to a steep headwall.
You can either keep climbing up the ridge (requires some technical climbing skill) or better, go along the left/south side. Find a place to climb up on this wall, with different routes ranging in difficulty from a 5.3 - 5.6
(very easy - medium)
It's exposed, so don't fall here. Once you get to the top of this wall, which is only about 10-15 feet of climbing, you just continue up the switchbacks up the East Twin. We continued on over to the West Twin, which has better views of the city. We went down in the dark. My knee still hurts.

COTTONWOOD RIDGE
Monte Cristo - Mount Superior Cottonwood Ridge Dromedary Peak Dromedary Saddle Panorama Mount Wolverine Mount Tuscarora Honeycomb Cliffs Mount Millicent - Brighton Twin Peaks View Monte Cristo Views Twin Peaks Summit Mount Superior Twin Peaks Saddle Kessler Peak



Sunday, September 9, 2001

Twin Peaks Broads Fork

The East Twin
as seen from the saddle between the East Twin and the West Twin


Big Cottonwood Canyon

Looking west down Big Cottonwood Canyon,
from the beginning of the Broads Fork Trail.


Broads Fork

Looking south down Broads Fork, toward Wildcat Ridge.




Wildcat Ridge, Mount Raymond and Gobbler's Knob.




Mount Raymond and Gobbler's Knob, Mount Aire is visible next to Raymond.


Dromedary Sunrise

Dromedary, Sunrise and unnamed


East Twin Peak

Right after the saddle you climb up this ridge,
we continued on the left side of it.


Twin Peaks Scramble

This wall is riddled with ledges, if you can make it up the huge boulderfield below the saddle,
you should have more than enough balance to walk across this section, and climb it as well.




Jared picking a more difficult section to climb, I am on an easy route.




Looking east over the headwall toward unnamed and Sunrise Peak.


Alpin Ridge

Looking south toward Alpine Ridge from the saddle.
White Baldy, Timpanogos (in the distance) The Pfeifferhorn, and Thunder Mountain.


Pfeifferhorn

The Pfeifferhorn with Mount Timpanogos in the distance, you can also see Santaquin Peak


Cottonwood Ridge.

Looking east down the Cottonwood Ridge.
Dromedary Peak (center) with Monte Cristo and Mount Superior behind.


lake Blanche

Looking east toward Lake Blanche (left) and the west side of Sundial Peak (right).




From the West Twin looking east past the East Twin toward Monte Cristo and Mount Superior.




Looking north over the Deaf Smith - Ferguson Canyon Ridge toward Mount Olympus.




Looking west at Jared receiving revelation from atop the West Twin.




Looking north at some graffiti from 1966 found on the west side of the West Twin.
I guess hikers started caring about preservation in 1967.
You can see all the way to Ben Lomond Peak.


Northern Wasatch

Looking north over Wildcat Ridge into the Northern Wasatch;
Willard Peak, Ben Lomond Peak and Chilly Peak.


Lone Peak

Looking south toward Thunder Mountain, Lone Peak,
and the dozens of granite drainages in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Perlas Ridge is visible as the highlighted ridge on the lower right.


Perlas Ridge

A closer view of Perlas Ridge, a difficult mountaineering scramble.


American Fork Twin Peaks

Looking southeast toward American Fork Twin Peaks and Red Top.
The tallest point in Salt Lake County.
The A.F. Twins are the first two on the left.


Mount Olympus

Looking north over Mount Olympus, Downtown Salt Lake City,
The Foothills and The Great Salt Lake.


Sunrise Peak

A view of Sunrise Peak from the agonizing boulder talus.


Sunrise Peak

From the East Twin looking east toward Sunrise Peak 11,275' and on into Albion Basin,
with Devils Castle abruptly jetting out in the distance.




From the West Twin looking east down Little Cottonwood Canyon.
How many peaks can you name?


Antelope Island

Looking north toward Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake.


The Great Salt Lake

Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake


Twin Peaks

Waving good-bye to the West Twin.

Early morning pictures of Broads Fork, Sunrise Peak and Dromedary Peak
from a previous attempt to Twin Peaks


Special Thanks to Jared, Denyse, and Ruojia


COTTONWOOD RIDGE
Monte Cristo - Mount Superior Cottonwood Ridge Dromedary Peak Dromedary Saddle Panorama Mount Wolverine Mount Tuscarora Honeycomb Cliffs Mount Millicent - Brighton Twin Peaks View Monte Cristo Views Twin Peaks Summit Mount Superior Twin Peaks Saddle Kessler Peak








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