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AlpinistAndrew

[TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 5/11/2006

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Climb: North Twin Sister -West Ridge

 

Date of Climb: 5/11/2006

 

Trip Report:

After I got back from my Greybeard accident I was still on a kind of "high". I went out drinking that night in B'ham and two of my buddies had the idea of doing N. Twin (which I've done 8 times now) that night. So at 12 we leave the bars and by 3 we have packed and at the trailhead. We hike in, ditch our bikes where the snow starts (near the crossing of the creek/river). We got up to the ridge a little after first light. Made our way up the ridge, with some routefinding where normally you traverse on the left side of the ridge, but due to steep snow we climbed on the right mostly. Near the sumimit I had a mental breakdown fromt the day previous' activities, i.e. Greybeard (not to mention I'd been up for like 30 hours at this time.) Summitted, downclimbed in horizontally blowing snow. Then trudged out in the rain. Great bike ride down. Went to Bob's Burgers in B'ham afterward.

 

Gear Notes:

ice axe

 

Approach Notes:

Snow to creek crossing, after that, snow patches here and there on road

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