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Date Tuesday  6/4/2019
End Date Tuesday  6/4/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Twin Sisters RMNP: Scramble*
Start Time 5:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader Cynthia Lehr
Co-Leader David Lehr
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 2475
Driving Distance 120


Twin Sisters RMNP: Scramble with Exposure

Round Trip Distance: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 2475

Driving Distance (round trip): 120 miles (36 dollars per vehicle; 9 dollars per person with 4 person car pool)

Meet Up: CMC Lot 5:45 am (pull away no later than 6 am)

For more info Contact or text 720-252-7551



Note: This trip is register with leader.  This is a scramble with exposure, although the distance is shorter at a 3 mile approach we will be scrambling along a class three rocky ridge.  Please e-mail trip leader to relate your recent/relevant scrambling experience with scrambling and any relevant include CMC Classes like ASC, BMS and hiker designation.  

From the Twin Sisters Trailhead, we will ascend along an established trail.  At about 1.3 miles we will cross over the landside washed out portion (damaged by 2013 flood and short/easy to manuever.)  The trail then becomes steeper as we continue to ascend via a series of switchbacks through coniferous forest.  Just after reaching treeline at 3 miles, we will leave the trail to scramble along the ridge.  After some fun scrambling on the ridge, we will continue hiking on for a short distance to Twin Sister West peak for a short break.  As time, weather and desire dictates, we may then hike up Twin Sister East.  We will follow the trail down back to the trail head.

Required Equipment:

  • 10 Essentials

  • Climbing Helmet

  • Climbing Harness

  • Hiking Boots or Approach Shoes suitable for rock climbing

  • Optional: climbing gloves


*This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write or call CMC Membership Services at: or (303) 279-3080.