East Twin Peak Route
ElevationAscent: 4,972' 1,515 m
Descent: -4,970' -1,515 m
High: 5,784' 1,763 m
Low: 898' 274 m
GradeAvg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 115% (49°)
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“Experience one of the iconic peaks in the Chugach on this partially off-trail run.”— Abe H
This peak has a black diamond rating due to the lack of trail, minor scrambling required, and steep grade.
Once across the drainage, you'll see a human trail that heads up some loose scree to the east flank of the peak. From there it is a short distance up the flank to the peak. The craggy appearance of the top of the twin peaks makes it look like there is a lot of scrambling to get to the summit, but there was very minimal, non-exposed scrambling. From the summit, you have great views of Palmer, Wasilla, Eklutna Lake, and Pioneer Peak.
Land Manager: DNR Alaska