|2016-06-05||Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-05, By: sdkeil
Info: We started at the Zapata Falls TH and took the Zapata Lake trail up into the basin. Around 9500' Twin Peak A's north ridge is only about 20 vertical feet above you on the climbers right and this makes for a good jump off point from the main trail. We took the ridge all the way to the summit. There is some occasional bushwhacking, but nothing too serious and there are the occasional trail segments and random cairns. In general up is the way to go and the route is pretty straight forward. No significant snow until the last couple hundred feet, but nothing that couldn't be done is summer shoes.
|2015-08-02||Route: Zapata Lake/East Slopes
Posted On: 2015-08-04, By: TravelingMatt
Info: From lower Zapata Lake it‘s Class 2 all the way mostly on grass and stable rock. From the lower lake at 11900‘, where the official trail ends, I did not go to the upper lake, but instead ascended directly west through a series of plateaus. Eventually I arrived in the upper basin at around 12800‘, above the upper lake, then went straight up (west) to the ridge between the two Twins. Ridge is only about 150‘ "deep" and it‘s easy to bag both Twins and go straight down from either one.